Long Hollow Fire: 33,451 acres Containment: 75% Reported: July 26, 4:44 P.M. Cause: Human
Dufur, Oregon – The fire did not grow on Monday while, firefighters continued to improve fire perimeter lines, and air operations provided support to the fire. A helicopter was used to drop buckets of water on a flare up within the fire perimeter. Reduction in fire acres is due to more refined mapping on the northern edge of the fire.
Temperatures Tuesday are forecasted to be a bit cooler, from 96 to 101 degrees, and humidity in the range of 14 to 19%. Wind will be 8 to 13 mph, with gusts of 15 to 20 mph. Red Flag warnings will be in effect from noon on Tuesday until 10 pmWednesday. Smoke will continue to be visible in surrounding communities from fires within Oregon and adjacent states.
On Tuesday, firefighters will continue to patrol, hold and improve existing hand and dozer line along all divisions of the fire. Fire personnel continue to be released as the fire activity decreases.
The Northwest Incident Management Team #10 will transition management of the fire to local firefighting resources under the leadership of Mike Moss, at 6:00 am on Wednesday. A local 20 person hand crew currently working on the fire will remain. Personnel will be located at Grass Valley. Additional resources will continue to be available if needed.
The Deschutes River is open for recreational activities. The Deschutes River access road and Highway 216 are open. The Deschutes River evacuation level in Segment 3 (Buckhollow to Mack’s Canyon) was lifted Monday July 30th.
Fire personnel will still be using routes along the river and Highway 216. Use caution traveling in these areas. Roads are narrow and winding and will have increased traffic from the fire activity.
Visitors, as well as locals, should always be aware of potential hazards when moving through recently burned areas. Burned area hillsides can become unstable due to loss of vegetation. As summer progresses, raising temperatures and drying grass, brush and trees, we ask the community and visitors to stay particularly vigilant in being fire safe.
Local, state and federal partners will participate in a Post Fire Resources Open House to connect fire impacted families and communities with relevant federal, state and local programs and information.
Meeting date and location:
Tuesday, July 31, 4pm – 7pm, Sherman County School, 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR
Incident Commander Al Lawson, for NWIMT#10 thanks the community for all of their support. This will be the last daily update on the Long Hollow Fire issued by NWIMT #10.