Police award Carrico Medal of Valor

The Dalles Chief of Police Jay Waterbury (right) reads the citation as Captain Ed Goodman looks on.

The Dalles Chief of Police Jay Waterbury (right) reads the citation as Captain Ed Goodman looks on.

At Monday night’s meeting of The Dalles City Council, The city police department presented Detective Jamie Carrico with a Medal of Valor for his role in a case involving the hunt for a suspect involved in a rape case in The Dalles. When his detective work discovered the suspect had fled to Wishram. Carrico was invited to join the Washington State Patrol in its attempt to apprehend the suspect who fled the scene and exchanged fire with Carrico. During the exchange, the suspect was killed, and Carrico seriously wounded. Hear Police Chief Jay Watcrbury read the citation describing the circumstances that led to Carrico’s medal by clicking on the grey podcast bar below.

Serious injury motorcycle vs. bus Saturday morning west of The Dalles

News Release from Oregon State Police

Posted on FlashAlert: July 26th, 2014 3:20 PM

072614.hwy30_thedalles.1Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning’s serious crash involving a motorcycle and a bus in the west end of The Dalles along Highway 30. The motorcyclist’s name is released in this update.

According to Senior Trooper Scott Rector, on July 26, 2014 at approximately 7:17 a.m., a motorcycle operated by LARRY M. DEW, age 57, was eastbound on Highway 30 near Division Street when it collided into the front of an International bus driven by PATRICK PRESTON, age 55, from The Dalles. The bus was turning left from Highway 30 into a gas station/convenience store lot when the collision occurred.

DEW was seriously injured and transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where he is in critical condition. His motorcycle is registered in Colorado but he reportedly may be currently living in Wisconsin. He was wearing a protective helmet.

PRESTON was not injured. The bus belongs to Oregon Child Development Coalition and had no passengers.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. No citations have been issued at this time.

OSP was assisted at the scene by The Dalles City Police Police Department and Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue.

Photograph – Oregon State Police

Saturday morning Oregon fire updates

The following information was received at 11:14 a.m. Saturday.

RED text indicates information that has changed since the previous report

 

Central Oregon - Several large incidents in the area will be transitioning to Type III incident management teams that will take command of incidents and continue mop-up and rehabilitation of the various Central Oregon fire areas.

Fire Name Location Size (ESTIMATES) Activity
Bridge 99 Complex

Deschutes National Forest

Bridge 99 – ½ mile east of Lower Bridge Campground, 9 miles north of Camp Sherman off of FS Rd.

1490

 

Bear Butte 2 adjacent to Jefferson Creek and west of Park Creek drainage within the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.

 

 

 5,960 acres TOTAL

60% contained

 

 

 

 

Oregon Incident Management Team 2 is managing the fire.  For more information on the fire:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3963/#  or

Information phone: 541-549-3219.

 

EVACUATIONS:  All private lands along the Metolius River from Allen Springs Campground to Lake Billy Chinook (including the Metolius Arm) have been lowered to a Level II Evacuation Order. The Three Rivers Subdivision has been lowered to a Level I Evacuation Order. The subdivisions of Rim Park, Forest Park, and Air Park along with Cove Palisades State Park remain under a Level I Evacuation Order. The Cove Palisades State Park remains open.

 

CLOSURES: The following Forest Service roads, trails, campgrounds and lands remain closed:

Forest Road 12, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1270/1298 to Bridge 99, Forest Road 14, from Bridge 99 to its intersection with Forest Road 1400700 (Allen Springs Campground), Forest Road 1140, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1150/1180 to the intersection with Forest Road 1152, Forest Road 1154, from its intersection with Forest Road 1150 to the intersection with Forest Road 1140, and Forest Road 1420400. The Lower Bridge, Pioneer Ford, Allen Springs, Canyon Creek, and Candle Creek Campgrounds are closed. The Jefferson Lake Trail (#4001), Sugarpine Ridge Trail (#4002), Shirley Lake Trail (#4003.1), and the Cabot Lake Trail (#4003) are closed within the Mt Jefferson Wilderness. A 5-mile segment of the Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) is closed. The south closure is located north of the Shirley Lake Trail (#4003) junction and the north closure is located near Cathedral Rocks

Center Fire

Prineville BLM

Post-Paulina RFPA

3 miles NE of Post.

Private and

2,515 acres

50% contained

No additional updated information.
Logging Unit Fires

Warm Springs Reservation

Mt. Hood National Forest

Deschutes National Forest

North side of Bear Butte near the Bear Butte 2 fire

 

 

Haily Butte

Camas Prairie/ Logging Unit

Bear Butte 2 – North

Skyline

 

10,350 acres

30% containment

 

 

108 acres

6,261 acres

 

3,864 acres

116 acres

Pacific Northwest Team 2 (Schulte)  is managing the fire.

 

For more information on the web: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3973/

 

NEW Public Information Line:  541-777-2862

 

The Logging Unit fires received significant precipitation over a large portion of the fire areayesterday.  The wet conditions allowed firefighters to make excellent progress with line construction and mop-up.

 

EVACUATIONS:  All notices have been lifted.

CLOSURES: The road and area closures that are in place on Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs lands will remain in place.

 

Closures that apply to public with the exception of local residents:  B-180/Hwy 26 Jct., B-160/Hwy 26 Jct., B-140/Hwy26 Jct.  Closures that apply to all public:  b-160 near the B-165 Jct., County Line Rd at the end of the pavement, J-100 at the Tenino Rd/J-100 Jct.

 

Pacific Crest Trail from Breitenbush Lake (Mile 2047.1) to Forest  Road 42 at the Joe Graham campground (Mile 2083)

Ochoco Complex-

Ochoco National Forest Service

Prineville BLM

 

 

 

 

 

Lava Fire

Near the junction of FS Road 22 and FS Road 4210, near the NW corner of Big Summit Prairie

 

Fox Fire/Oscar Canyon Fire

3 miles NW of the North Fork Wilderness Study

 

Broadway Fire

S of FS Road 2630, near Peterson Lava

 

AntelopFire

3 miles E of FS Road 22 near FS Road 900

10,172 acres TOTAL

32 % contained

 

191 acres

99% contained

 

 

 

 

9,978 acres 29% contained

 

 

 

53 acres 100% contained

 

21 acres

100% contained

Great Basin Incident Management Team 6 is managing the fires.  The complex includes 4 fires (Lava, Fox, Broadway, and Antelope) on the Ochoco National Forest and the Oscar Canyon Fire burning on the Prineville BLM within the North Fork Wilderness Study area.

 

Afternoon thunderstorms dropped nearly a quarter inch of rain over the complex.  The wetting and cooling effects of this precipitation allowed firefighters to use direct attack fire suppression tactics on much of the fire.
CLOSURES: The Ochoco National Forest has issued an area closure that encompasses all National Forest system lands from Forest Road 42, along both the north and south forest boundary to Highway 26 on the west, with additional acreage north of the Mill Creek Wilderness. The closure covers all campgrounds, trailheads, forest roads, and developed facilities on National Forest System lands within the closure area.  The closure order and a map of the closure is located on the web at:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3972

Pine Creek Complex

Now includes:

Pine Creek Fire

Jack Knife Fire

Black Rock Fire

Donny Brook Fire

 

Sherman County

Oregon Department of Forestry

Prineville BLM

Ash Butte Rangeland Fire Protection Association

Private lands

 

 

 

Donnybrook Fire

11 miles SW of Antelope

 

Black Rock Fire

3 miles NW of Clarno; NW of the Pine Creek Fire

 

Pine Creek Fire

11 miles south of Fossil, in the Carrol Rim Area

 

Jack Knife Fire 8 miles SE of Grass Valley.

102,002acres TOTAL

 

22,763 acres

87% contained

 

35,731 acres

90% contained

 

 

30,245 acres

88% contained

 

 

13,263 acres

100% contained

 A Type II Western Montana Team (Fry) is managing these fires. All fires received varying amounts of rain yesterday from .01” to 0.4”. A warming and drying trend is predicted through this weekend with relative humidity dropping back down to 25-35 percent.

 

Crews are beginning the rehab process on all fires, which includes cleaning up dozer lines and other effects of fire suppression efforts.

 

NEW Public Information Line: 541-763-0917.  This line will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

NEW Information available on the web:

Donny Brook Fire:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3980/

Black Rock Fire:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3977/

Pine Creek Fire:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3969/

Jack Knife Fire:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3975/

Shaniko Butte

Warm Springs Reservation

12 miles north of the town of Warm Springs.

 

40,575 acre

80% containment

Oregon Incident Management Team 1 is managing the fire.  Rain on the fire helped put fire out in the lightest fuels, predominately grasses and small shrubs, but created some problems with slick roads and moving equipment.  Focus of effort at this time is in the southern portion of the fire.

 

For information on this fire, contact the Shaniko Butte incident at 541-553-8190, or look for information on at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3960/

 

All EVACUATIONS and CLOSURESassociated with the Shaniko Butte Fire have been lifted.

Sunflower Fire

Umatilla National Forest

 

 

10 miles NNE of Monument 7,170 acres

75% containment

A Great Basin Incident Management Team is managing the fire.

 

A cold front continued to bring cooler temperatures over the fire yesterday.  Fire activity was significantly reduced across the fire.

 

For more information contact the fire information line (1-800-923-6891) or find information on the web at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3964/

 

CLOSURES: National Forest System Road (NFSR) 22 from the junction with NFSR 22 and NFSR 21 in Section 23, T6S, R26E to the south and east to the Section 20 & Section 21 border; thence southerly along the Section 20 & Section 21 border from the NFSR 22, Section 20 & 21 border junction to the NFSR 22 where it crosses the Section 29 & Section 28; thence south westerly on NFSR 22 to the junction with NFSR 23 in Section 29, T7S, R27; thence west on NFSR 23 to the junction with NFSR 2128 in Section 25 of T7S, R26E; thence northerly on NFSR 2128 to where it intersects with the Morrow County OHV park boundary on the northwest corner of Section 2, T7S, R26E; thence easterly and northerly along the boundary of OHV park to where the OHV park boundary meets the NFSR 22 road on the boundary of Section 23 & Section 26, T6S, R26E; thence northerly to the NFSR 22 and NFSR 21 junction in Section 23, T6S, R26E.

Ward Canyon

South Sherman County

8 miles west of Antelope Estimated at 15,000 acres The fire continues to be managed by South Sherman County.
Waterman Complex

Oregon Department of Forestry

Ochoco National Forest

Bailey Butte (private land west of Mitchell).

Toney Butte (10 miles northeast of Spray, just east of Hwy 207).

Junction Springs

 

12,520 acres TOTAL

90% contained

 

 

Oregon Incident Management Team 3 is managing this incident.

 

Hwy 26 between Prineville and Mitchell has REOPENED to two way travel.  There is a restricted speed of 35 MPH and vehicle headlights are required when travelling through the area. Stopping within the fire zone is not allowed.

 

For more information, visit:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/

 

Fire Information Phone #: 541-787-4321

Email: watermancomplex2014@gmail.com

 

EVACUATIONS:  All evacuations have been lifted.

CLOSURES: Forest Roads 450, 2630, 150, 2200,2210, 300, 2610, Buck Creek Road to its intersection with the east edge of the Mill Creek Wilderness and Forest Roads 650, 27, 2745, 010and 2750.  Walton Lake, Round Mountain, Crystal Springs, Wildwood, Ochoco Divide and Whistler campgrounds are all closed.

 

Friday evening Oregon fires update

This information was released on Friday at 8:23 p.m.

RED text indicates information that has changed since the previous update.

Central Oregon – Firefighters responded to several small fires throughout the day, all of which were contained.

The largest fire is 9 miles north of East Lake and was contained at one acre. With the exception of one abandoned campfire, lightning is the suspected cause of the fires that have popped up after a thunderstorm with abundant lightning passed through Central Oregon earlier in the week.  Smokejumpers, helicopters, rappellers and engine crews have been able to respond quickly to all these fires keeping them small (<1 acre).

Fire Name Location Size (ESTIMATES) Activity
Bridge 99 Complex

Deschutes National Forest

Bridge 99 – ½ mile east of Lower Bridge Campground, 9 miles north of Camp Sherman off of FS Rd.

1490

 

Bear Butte 2 adjacent to Jefferson Creek and west of Park Creek drainage within the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.

 

 

 5,960 acres TOTAL

74% contained

 

 

 

 

Oregon Incident Management Team 2 is managing the fire.  For more information on the fire:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3963/#  or

Information phone: 541-549-3219.

 

EVACUATIONS:  Evacuation levels have been reduced-Level II areas have been reduced to a Level I and Level I areas have been eliminated. Also, the Pacific Crest Trail is now open. All other closures remain in effect.

The Cove Palisades State Park remains open.

 

CLOSURES: The following Forest Service roads, trails, campgrounds and lands remain closed:

Forest Road 12, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1270/1298 to Bridge 99, Forest Road 14, from Bridge 99 to its intersection with Forest Road 1400700 (Allen Springs Campground), Forest Road 1140, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1150/1180 to the intersection with Forest Road 1152, Forest Road 1154, from its intersection with Forest Road 1150 to the intersection with Forest Road 1140, and Forest Road 1420400. The Lower Bridge, Pioneer Ford, Allen Springs, Canyon Creek, and Candle Creek Campgrounds are closed. The Jefferson Lake Trail (#4001), Sugarpine Ridge Trail (#4002), Shirley Lake Trail (#4003.1), and the Cabot Lake Trail (#4003) are closed within the Mt Jefferson Wilderness. A 5-mile segment of the Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) is closed. The south closure is located north of the Shirley Lake Trail (#4003) junction and the north closure is located near Cathedral Rocks

Center Fire

Prineville BLM

Post-Paulina RFPA

3 miles NE of Post.

Private and

2,515 acres

65% contained

No additional updated information.
Logging Unit Fires

Warm Springs Reservation

Mt. Hood National Forest

Deschutes National Forest

North side of Bear Butte near the Bear Butte 2 fire

 

 

Haily Butte

Camas Prairie/ Logging Unit

Bear Butte 2 – North

Skyline

 

10,488 acres

60% containment

 

 

108 acres

6,379 acres

 

3,884 acres

116 acres

Pacific Northwest Team 2 (Schulte)  is managing the fire.

 

For more information on the web: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3973/

 

NEW Public Information Line:  541-777-2862

 

Recent precipitation and higher humidities continue to allow firefighters to make a direct attack on the fire, resulting in excellent progress.

 

EVACUATIONS:  All notices have been lifted.

CLOSURES: The road and area closures that are in place on Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs lands will remain in place.

 

Closures that apply to public with the exception of local residents:  B-180/Hwy 26 Jct., B-160/Hwy 26 Jct., B-140/Hwy26 Jct.  Closures that apply to all public:  b-160 near the B-165 Jct., County Line Rd at the end of the pavement, J-100 at the Tenino Rd/J-100 Jct.

 

Pacific Crest Trail from Breitenbush Lake (Mile 2047.1) to Forest  Road 42 at the Joe Graham campground (Mile 2083)

Ochoco Complex-

Ochoco National Forest Service

Prineville BLM

 

 

 

 

 

Lava Fire

Near the junction of FS Road 22 and FS Road 4210, near the NW corner of Big Summit Prairie

 

Fox Fire/Oscar Canyon Fire

3 miles NW of the North Fork Wilderness Study

 

Broadway Fire

S of FS Road 2630, near Peterson Lava

 

AntelopFire

3 miles E of FS Road 22 near FS Road 900

10,195 acres TOTAL

59 % contained

 

191 acres

99% contained

 

 

 

 

9,978 acres 29% contained

 

 

 

53 acres 100% contained

 

21 acres

100% contained

Great Basin Incident Management Team 6 is managing the fires.  The complex includes 4 fires (Lava, Fox, Broadway, and Antelope) on the Ochoco National Forest and the Oscar Canyon Fire burning on the Prineville BLM within the North Fork Wilderness Study area.

 

Although the cooler weather and additional resources have allowed for good containment progress on the Fox Fire, the potential for interior tree torching that can cause spot fires outside the line perimeter is a concern as the temperature increases and humidity levels go down.
CLOSURES: The Ochoco National Forest has issued an area closure that encompasses all National Forest system lands from Forest Road 42, along both the north and south forest boundary to Highway 26 on the west, with additional acreage north of the Mill Creek Wilderness. The closure covers all campgrounds, trailheads, forest roads, and developed facilities on National Forest System lands within the closure area.  The closure order and a map of the closure is located on the web at:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3972

Pine Creek Complex

Now includes:

Pine Creek Fire

Jack Knife Fire

Black Rock Fire

Donny Brook Fire

 

Sherman County

Oregon Department of Forestry

Prineville BLM

Ash Butte Rangeland Fire Protection Association

Private lands

 

 

 

Donnybrook Fire

11 miles SW of Antelope

 

Black Rock Fire

3 miles NW of Clarno; NW of the Pine Creek Fire

 

Pine Creek Fire

11 miles south of Fossil, in the Carrol Rim Area

 

Jack Knife Fire 8 miles SE of Grass Valley.

102,209acres TOTAL

 

22,763 acres

97% contained

 

35,938 acres

95% contained

 

 

30,245 acres

95% contained

 

 

13,263 acres

100% contained

 A Type II Western Montana Team (Fry) is managing these fires. All fires received varying amounts of rain yesterday from .01” to 0.4”. A warming and drying trend is predicted through this weekend with relative humidity dropping back down to 25-35 percent.

 

Crews are beginning the rehab process on all fires, which includes cleaning up dozer lines and other effects of fire suppression efforts.

 

NEW Public Information Line: 541-763-0917.  This line will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

NEW Information available on the web:

Donny Brook Fire:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3980/

Black Rock Fire:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3977/

Pine Creek Fire:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3969/

Jack Knife Fire:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3975/

Shaniko Butte

Warm Springs Reservation

12 miles north of the town of Warm Springs.

 

42,044 acre

85% containment

Oregon Incident Management Team 1 is managing the fire.  Sunshine and light winds rapidly dried roads on the Shaniko Butte Fire Thursday morning. This allowed firefighters to drive to the top of Mutton Mountains, allowing them to quickly attack the last unlined area of the fire. They completed firelines late Thursday evening.

 

For information on this fire, contact the Shaniko Butte incident at 541-553-8190, or look for information on at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3960/

 

All EVACUATIONS and CLOSURESassociated with the Shaniko Butte Fire have been lifted.

Sunflower Fire

Umatilla National Forest

 

 

10 miles NNE of Monument 7,170 acres

80% containment

The Incident Management Team will be transitioning to a Type 3 organization Saturday, July 26. The smaller organization will secure the remaining containment lines and complete restoration work.

 

For more information contact the fire information line (1-800-923-6891) or find information on the web at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3964/

 

CLOSURES: As of Saturday, a smaller new area closure will go into effect to keep traffic away from areas where firefighters continue to work. Forest Road 22 (Top Road) will open. Please be careful when traveling these newly open roads. The area closure will be updated and announced on the Inciweb page listed above.

Waterman Complex

Oregon Department of Forestry

Ochoco National Forest

Bailey Butte (private land west of Mitchell).

Toney Butte (10 miles northeast of Spray, just east of Hwy 207).

Junction Springs

 

12,520 acres TOTAL

90% contained

 

 

Oregon Incident Management Team 3 is managing this incident.

 

Oregon Department of Transportation is performing maintenance along Highway 26 between Prineville and Mitchell to repair damage from the fire and thunderstorms. Please use caution when traveling through the area.

 

For more information, visit:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/

 

Fire Information Phone #: 541-787-4321

Email: watermancomplex2014@gmail.com

 

EVACUATIONS:  All evacuations have been lifted.

CLOSURES: Forest Roads 450, 2630, 150, 2200,2210, 300, 2610, Buck Creek Road to its intersection with the east edge of the Mill Creek Wilderness and Forest Roads 650, 27, 2745, 010and 2750.  Walton Lake, Round Mountain, Crystal Springs, Wildwood, Ochoco Divide and Whistler campgrounds are all closed.

 

Gorge Commission asks regional partners to help clarify locations of 28-year-old urban boundaries

Gorge Commission logoGorge Commission logoThe Columbia River Gorge Commission is collaborating with Gorge communities and interests to clarify a long-standing enigma – the location of congressionally designated urban area boundaries in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

When Congress passed the National Scenic Area Act in 1986, it established the National Scenic Area and thirteen “urban areas” within the Scenic Area. The urban area boundaries were “generally depicted” by hand-drawn lines on relatively small-scale topographic maps attached to the Act. The lines, however, were not legally described, which has raised questions, and in some cases led to lengthy litigation, over the precise location of the boundaries. Some of the urban areas were also drawn on different types of maps, which raises additional issues with the scale and precision of the boundary lines.

In 2012 and 2013 the Commission hired professional land surveyors to develop a clear, consistent set of legal descriptions for all of the urban area boundaries. In some areas the surveyors could not determine the precise location of the boundaries using standard survey practices. From those areas, the surveyors developed a list of unresolved policy issues. To help resolve those issues and boundary disputes, the Gorge Commission hired Oregon Consensus and the William D. Ruckelshaus Center to facilitate a regional discussion of issues and solutions with several dozen Gorge stakeholders, including cities, counties, tribes, state and federal agencies, and environmental and property interests.

Facilitator Deb Nudelman of Kearns & West, a collaboration and strategic communications firm and an Oregon Consensus affiliated practitioner, will convene stakeholders for a series of plenary and technical work group meetings, beginning at 9:00 AM August 6th at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center – 402 E. Scenic Drive, The Dalles, Oregon. The purpose of this effort is to provide the Gorge Commission with policy recommendations for resolving issues raised by the professional surveyors’ work on behalf of the Commission to precisely describe the location of urban area boundaries in the National Scenic Area. The Commission will then use the recommendations to provide guidance for surveyors to use in completing the legal descriptions. .

The technical group will meet again September 16th and October 23rd. The plenary and technical groups will reconvene together on November 13th to review the work of the technical group and decide on a final recommendation(s) or other input for the Commission to consider. The four-month series of work group meetings are open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to observe the discussions.

 

Traffic alerts: SR-14, Hood River Bridge, Sherman County

LYLE – Drivers traveling along the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge should plan for an overnight closure of State Route 14 near the tunnels east of Lyle. On Monday, July 28, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close SR 14 to traffic in both directions between mileposts 76 and 81 from 8 p.m. Monday, July 28, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 29. During the overnight closure, crews will grind and repave the roadway inside the tunnels. Drivers should plan ahead and take alternate routes. WSDOT will pay the tolls on behalf of drivers crossing the nearby Hood River Bridge until SR 14 reopens Tuesday morning.

HOOD RIVER BRIDGE: The Port of Hood River’s contractor, Wildish Standard Paving, who is repairing the Washington and Oregon bridge approaches, has identified the first two full night closures– Tuesday, July 29 and Wednesday, July 30. The bridge will be closed to all traffic from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. on each of those dates. The only crossing exceptions will be for emergency vehicles whose dispatch center has coordinated the crossing with the Toll Booth. We would like to thank all of our commuters who utilize the bridge for their patience and understanding during this construction project.

SHERMAN COUNTY: Furline Productions will be filming a Chevy commercial in the county on Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28.

We will then move to the corner of Fulton and Clark from around 8:30 p.m. to 12 midnight to film a night shot with special effects for rain. It will look like a tree has fallen down and a Chevy pickup is helping to pull it out of the road on Fulton east of the main street. There will be intermittent traffic control of up to 10 minutes on Clark for a block north and a block south of Fulton.

We will have a tree on its side on Fulton east of Clark and we will have rain towers and lights to make the effects and light the scene. For safety and picture we would like to close Fulton to through traffic at McPherson while we are setting up and filming. I would like to talk to the residents on Fulton about working there.

We realize that this is also a residential neighborhood and I am trying to contact everyone who might be affected by the filming to let them know our plan and hear any concerns.

On Monday, July 28th from approximately 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:We will be filming on the north end of town on the O’Meara’s old homestead. There may be intermittent traffic control for safety on Scott Canyon road but we do not expect long holds! Between 1:30 and Sunset on July 28, 2014:

We will then move over to film off of Hwy. 206 and McDermid Lane between Peters and Gordon Ridge and finally out on Gordon Ridge between Kaseberg Road and Toad Lane.

We are very grateful to you all for sharing your wonderful county with this film company!

We know that the county will still be harvesting when we are working out there and every effort will be made to help grain trucks move quickly through our traffic control. We will keep watch for trucks coming\ and work quickly to let them through.

All members of the crew have been told about the fire hazards of working in the county. They have been told they may not smoke under any circumstances, even in their cars unless they are in town in a designated area. Members of the crew have been told not to drive into stubble or weeds as their cars and trucks can set off fire!

Friday morning Logging Unit fire update

News & Highlights for the Logging Unit Fires

  • Recent precipitation and higher humidities continue to allow firefighters to make a direct attack on the fire, resulting in excellent progress.
  • Yesterday, air operations focused water drops on the North flank of the Bear Butte 2 Fire.
  • Over the next 2-3 days, temperatures will increase significantly, potentially resulting in more active fire behavior.
  • As suppression activities are met, heavy equipment may be released.
  • Road and area closures remain in effect for Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs lands (see below).
  • Seven interagency hotshot crews, thirty 20-person hand crews, 59 engines, 26 dozers and 22 water tenders are currently assigned.

 

  • Four National Guard helicopters (2 Blackhawks and 2 Chinooks), a heavy and a medium helicopter remain available for air support to the Logging Unit Fires. An additional light helicopter is scheduled to be assigned today.
  • The Mt Hood National Forest has lifted the closure that was in place for the Olallie Scenic area and Forest Road 42. A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail remains closed with a reroute for hikers.

Logging Unit Operations Summary:

Mop up at the Skyline and Haily Butte Fires have continued to progress and with favorable results. Both fires may be in patrol status at end of shift today. Direct hand lines, contingency lines and mop up resumes on the Logging Unit/Camas Prairie Fire. On the Bear Butte 2 Fire, crews will continue with direct hand and dozer lines, and prep for contingency lines and mop up. Resources may be relocated to other areas of the fire as work is accomplished.

Today’s continued moderated weather will assist crews achieving another productive day of constructing hand and dozer lines, laying and pulling hose, mopping up, and felling trees where necessary.

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Road & Area Closures:

Closures that apply to public with the exception of local residents:

  • B-180/Hwy 26 Jct
  • B-160/Hwy 26 Jct
  • B-140/Hwy 26 Jct

Closures that apply to all public:

  • B-160 near the B-165 Jct
  • County Line Rd at the end of the pavement
  • J-100 at the Tenino Rd/J-100 Jct

Area Closures:

Log Unit/Camas Prairie Fire Closure

Northern Boundary: From the W-100/W-200/B-200 Jct, west on the W-200 to the W-240 to the S650 to the Reservation boundary.

Eastern Boundary: From the W-100/W-200/B-200 Jct, south on the B-200 to the B-200/B-210 Jct (Trout Lake Rd).

Southern Boundary: From the B-200/P-500/B-210 (Trout Lake Rd) Jct west to Trout Lake.

Bear Butte 2 Fire Closure:

All areas south of Whitewater Canyon to Jefferson Cr/Reservation Boundary.

Logging Unit Fires: Located on Warm Springs Agency approximately 25 miles NW of Warm Springs. Fire is burning in mixed conifer above 3800 feet and ponderosa pine below 3800 feet and grass & brush at lower elevations. Started: July 16, 2014. Cause: Lightning caused. Location: Western boundary of Confederated Tribes of Warms Springs lands.

SAFETY CONCERNS: Near misses, eye protection and driving (setting parking brakes, parking on level surfaces).

RESOURCE CONCERNS: Main concerns include the threat to commercial timber and natural resources on Warm Springs lands, including old growth trees, pristine spring chinook runs, water quality, wildlife, plant and cultural concerns.

WEATHER: The current marine layer will diminish under the westerly/southwesterly flow through the weekend. Max temperatures continue to trend upward with decreasing cloud cover. Temperatures will range from the high 60s to the high 70s today with relative humidities 20-28%. Winds NW 10-13 mph, gusting to 18 mph through sunset. Visibility building from 2 miles to 5 miles by mid-morning.

TODAY’S EXPECTED FIRE BEHAVIOR: With the warming and drying trend, fire behavior will be limited to smoldering with maximum flame length of 1-2’. Minimal forward spread expected, providing opportunity for aggressive mop up and hand line construction.