Oregon Wildfire Update, Aug 24th

EUGENE, Ore. — The Buckhead Complex was 100% contained as of Friday morning and burned 292 acres. Fire managers have lifted the closures for the North Fork Trail, Forest Road #1910 and the Waldo Lake Trail. The Bobby Lake Trail, Alpine Trail and Forest Service Roads #5828 and #1925 remain closed.

The Butte Fire near Crescent was 90% contained Friday and has burned 142 acres. There were still areas of smoldering vegetation and unburned fuels within the fire lines, so smoke was still visible. Firefighters continued to check for hotspots and remove garbage and unneeded equipment Friday.

The section of the Pacific Crest Trail closed due to the Butte Fire, will be reopened to the public Saturday. Forest Service Road #5826 will remain closed as fire elimination efforts continue.

The Waterfalls 2 Complex Fire, near Mt. Jefferson, has burned 8,464 acres and was 9% contained on Friday. The fire is in high elevation timber, making it hard for firefighters to attack directly. Fire movement is to the Northeast as southwesterly winds persist near 30 mph. Firefighters still continued to conduct burnout operations and establish or improve containment lines. The fire growth remained extreme.

For more information on the fires click here.

A description and maps of road and trail closures can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/centraloregonwww.fs.usda.gov/umpqua, or http://www.pcta.org.

Photo courtesy of R. Barbosa at www.inciweb.org 

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