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Sunday, August 6, 2017
August 6, 2017 - Devils Creek Fire Update
Devils Lake Fire Daily Update 8-6-2017
Incident: Devils Lake Fire Wildfire Released: 4 hrs. ago
Fire personnel on the Devils Lake Fire near Bly, Oregon are being “right sized” today as eight crews and four engines are being allowed to return home or re-assigned this morning in the fire’s first posted demobilization list. Significant progress is being made toward full containment and eventual patrol-only status.
Despite nearby red flag conditions, local climate weather conditions are more favorable around this fire, according to a national weather meteorologist assigned to the fire.
High temperatures today are forecast at 87 degrees with relative humidity of 20 to 25 percent compared to 8 or 9 percent recently. Winds are expected to be light and variable with a possibility of isolated thunderstorms and follow up outflow winds.
Two of the fire’s night crews also came in early last night for re-assignment as initial attack.
Firefighters yesterday also made a historically significant discovery on national forest land of a native rock art site found along a creek, bringing this forest’s native rock art finds up to six. A forest resource advisor thanked the crew for their diligence in spotting this cultural artifact and bringing it to the forest’s attention.
The Fremont-Winema National Forest and the Oregon Department of Forestry are sharing the firefighting costs as Northwest Incident Management Team 6 continues to work under their direction.