Gov. Kate Brown has declared a Conflagration to address changing conditions as the Brattain Fire threatens Paisley, in Lake County.
The Brattain Fire in Lake County is currently threatening lives, structures and property as it moves closer to Paisley. Forecasters yesterday had issued a Red Flag Warning for strong, gusty winds and low relative humidity.
The Office of State Marshal mobilized three task forces, who are at the incident today. Two task forces were sent from Oregon structural fire agencies and one task force was deployed from Idaho, following the state’s request for out-of-state resources through the state’s Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). Those resources joined existing local, state and federal resources currently at the incident.
Prior to last night’s declaration, Gov. Brown had made a statewide Conflagration Act declaration, and Oregon structural fire service resources from more than 100 agencies have been mobilized to 11 conflagrations statewide in a week.
For the past two days, weather systems have allowed some crews in Oregon’s fire service to begin pulling off of current deployments, while additional resources have arrived and are being mobilized from Utah, North Dakota, Minnesota, Washington and Idaho.
Calls for assistance from impacted fire districts continue to be managed through the Oregon Fire Mutual Aid System.
Additional updates for the incident may be accessed on the Oregon State Fire Marshal Facebook page: www.facebook.com/OregonStateFireMarshal/.
To learn more about wildfire evacuation readiness go to: www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Wildland-Urban-Interface.aspx#evacuation