Thursday, August 22, 2019

Fanny Fire update

Over the last two days, firefighters from the Oregon Department of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest teamed up for an aggressive initial attack on the Fanny Fire.
Control lines have been established, and water lines have been laid around the fire perimeter. Firefighters are currently "mopping up" by extinguishing any burning material near their control lines. Fortunately, the weather supported the mop-up effort with rain yesterday evening and overnight.

Crews will continue to find and extinguish any hot spots that may appear within or beyond control lines. They are also carefully managing safety risks as they work in steep terrain with the potential for falling trees and rolling debris.

There is currently no estimate of the containment percentage due to the spottiness of the burning and the level of heat in some areas. The total fire footprint is 5 acres, and lightning has been confirmed as the cause of the fire.

The road to Moss Springs campground / trailhead is still open, and drivers should be cautious given the increase in traffic related to the Fanny Fire. Please drive slowly and yield to firefighters.


Call 911 if you spot a wildfire.  Fire danger remains HIGH and Public Use Restrictions (Phase A) remain in effect across the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.






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