Saturday, July 15, 2017

Ana Fire final update, Saturday, July 15, 2017

All evacuation notices in the Ana Fire area are lifted as of today, July 15, at 10:00 am.

This will be the final Ana Fire update unless significant fire activity occurs.

Size: 5,874 acres                           
Containment: 100%                       
Personnel: 147
Start Date: July 8                            
Cause: Human Caused and Under Investigation
Fuel Type: Grass, Brush and Timber                    
Location: Summer Lake, Oregon

The fire transitioned from the Northwest Incident Management Team 12 back to the local area at 06:00 am today.

YESTERDAY’S OPERATIONS: Firefighters completed securing the perimeter, which achieved the goal of 100% containment. Fire personnel continued to patrol the fire. A group off engines, one bulldozer, one crew and a supervisor were available to respond to any new fires in the area.

Crews along with two excavators continued work along the fire perimeter to repair forest and range land impacted from firefighting activities. Developed by local agency advisors, this work includes; repairing containment lines, scattering brush and slash piles from chainsaw operations, knocking down berms, constructing water bars to mitigate erosion, and restoring any damaged trails.

TODAY’S OPERATIONS: A local Type 4 incident commander has assumed command of the fire. A team of five engines will continue to patrol and monitor the fire. Fire suppression repair work will continue as needed.

Local residents, visitors and motorists traveling through may continue to see smoke within the fire area. The smoke is caused by large woody debris that continues to smolder well within the perimeter of the fire. These interior pockets of smolder fuels pose no threat to the containment lines.

Highway 31 is open to through traffic. Motorists are asked to slow down and remain alert if fire personnel and equipment are in the area.

CLOSURES: The Fremont Point Lookout will be closed through August 1 to allow unrestricted suppression and recovery traffic in the area.

SAFETY MESSAGE: With the potential for extreme fire behavior and rapid rates of spread, please be extremely careful when using power tools, firearms and vehicles, as well as more traditional sources of fire, such as matches and lighters.

CONTACT INFO: Note that the information number has changed to (541) 363-7412, email; scofmp.fire.info@gmail.com.

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