Miller Road Fire Information: (503) 383-9278 (8am – 6pm)
Face book: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMillerRoadFire
Estimated Size: 11,156
Wasco County, OR – Great work has been completed in the past two days on the Miller Road Fire. Containment has increased to 42%. Cooler temperatures and lower wind speeds have supported the firefighters’ search for hot spots. Hand crews continued mop-up on the line and thermal imaging cameras (TIC) were used to help identify fuels retaining heat.
Two Task Forces worked throughout the night mopping up the line on the south side of the fire and around structures on the north side.
Today, Northwest Incident Management Team 8 (NWIMT8) will continue mop-up operations around the perimeter of the fire working toward the goal of 100% containment. OSFM Task Forces will focus on mop-up around structures.
Oregon State Fire Marshal Task Forces will be wrapping up their work and headed back to their home agencies over the next two days. As of today, 5 Task Forces will be on the line working. Structure firefighters and OSFM Blue Team will be demobilized Sunday.
Southern Wasco County could reach 100-degree temperatures today. Winds are expected to be light in the morning with a wind shift happening in the afternoon.
Evacuation orders remain in place but levels have decreased. All areas that were a level 3 are now a level 2, and all areas that were a level 2 are now a level 1. The latest evacuation information can be found by visiting www.facebook.com/WascoCountySheriff.
The evacuation shelter at Dufur High School has closed. All roads throughout the area remained open to the public.