July 10, 2017 - Ana Fire 6 p.m. Update
SUMMER LAKE, Ore. – The Ana Fire is 20 percent contained at 6,200 acres today with firefighters focusing on reinforcing all containment lines using a combination of ground and aerial suppression work.
After moving north and east most of the day Sunday, a change in wind direction today shifted the active fire perimeter to the southern boundary, visible from Hwy. 31 in Summer Lake.
A community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at The Lodge at Summer Lake, 53460 Hwy. 31, to update residents and business owners on the status of the fire, with representatives from fire management, land management agencies and law enforcement.
Hwy. 31 is open to local traffic guided by pilot cars as operations continue 75 miles northeast of Lakeview, Ore. Motorists should expect delays and using alternate routes is advisable.
A level 2 (Get Set) evacuation order remains in place for the area two miles north of Forest Road 2901 and two miles south of The Lodge at Summer Lake along Hwy. 31 and all of Ana Estates. If evacuations are ordered, law enforcement will go door to door in the affected areas.
Due to the fire’s level of complexity, the Northwest 12 Type 2 Incident Management Team is taking over management from South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership’s Type 3 Incident Management Team at 6 p.m. tonight. Incident command is headquartered at the North Lake School in Silver Lake, Ore.
Fire movement remains largely on Lakeview District Bureau of Land Management, Fremont-Winema National Forest and Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands.
No measurable precipitation has been recorded in the fire area for July. Conditions are expected to remain dry, with winds increasing in the afternoon, making any spark a potential wildfire. Members of the public are asked to be extremely careful with any type of heat source, from power tools and firearms to vehicles and more traditional sources of fire, such as matches.
South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership is an interagency fire management program that provides comprehensive wildland fire service to south central Oregon and northwest Nevada. The partnership strives to achieve a more efficient, effective and integrated interagency fire management program for all participating agencies on the lands administered and protected by each agency.
Participating agencies include: Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Crater Lake National Park and state lands protected by the Klamath-Lake District of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).
For more information, contact Fire Information Officer Sarah Saarloos with the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership at 541-219-0515 or email@example.com. Daily wildfire information, maps and social media links can be found at SCOFMP Blog: http://bit.ly/2sK5YHY