Bruler Fire remains at 156 acres, reaches 10% containment

On Sunday, the plan is to place sprinklers on the perimeter of the Bruler Fire, which will add water to dry and dead down trees and plants.

Posted: Jul 18, 2021 9:20 AM

SWEET HOME, Ore. -- As of Sunday morning, the Bruler Fire remains at 156 acres with containment now at 10%.

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Temperatures have been cooler, winds have been lighter and humidity has been higher, which officials say helped firefighters reduce fire activity.

Currently, crews are working to bring indirect line closer to the fire perimeter to keep the fire size close to its current footprint.

On Sunday, the plan is to place sprinklers on the perimeter of the Bruler Fire, which will add water to dry and dead down trees and plants.

A large closure area is in place to protect firefighters and the public. It encompasses:

  • Large portions of Forest Service lands south of Detroit Lake, west of Highway 22 and north of Highway 20
  • The Middle Santiam Wilderness, Daly Lake, Tule Lake and the Old Cascade Crest trail system
  • Lands along the Quartzville Scenic Byway including Yellowbottom Campground, Old Miner’s Meadow Group Site, and nearby dispersed camping areas

“Thank you to all of our firefighters for their diligence in keeping the fire footprint as small as possible,” said Agency Administrator Nikki Swanson.

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