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Lionshead Fire Containment At 5% On Sunday

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As of Sunday morning, the Lionshead fire burning 20 miles west of Warm Springs, was 5 percent contained. The fire is approximately 138,718 acres.

 

 

Fire officials say control lines in place to the east and south of the Warm Springs Reservation Continue to hold and show low fire activity. There are 1,482 personnel assigned to the fire.

Firefighters on the west side of the crest of the cascades are scouting old fire scars, road systems, trails and other natural barriers to incorporate into the containment lines. The Oregon State Fire Marshal Task Forces are continuing property damage assessments as well.

Officials noted wildfires have not burned in these areas for many decades, leaving heavy layers of fuels on the ground that firefighters must work through to secure the area. They also noted it’s a very laborious and time-consuming process. 

Crews between the Olallie Lake area and the P-515 Fire, will be assessing the terrain and potential natural barriers, old fire scars and road systems that can be used for containment lines.

 

Officials say, the eastern and southern portion of the fire will be patrolled and the mop-up depth will increase as needed to ensure the fire stays within the existing perimeter. 

A level one ‘get set’ evacuation has been issued for the Sidwalter Flats area on the Warm Springs Reservation.