Local communities and surrounding areas can expect to see smoke in the next couple of days associated with planned burnout operations. This strategy will strengthen containment lines for the Deception Complex while keeping firefighter and public safety a top priority.
Two new smoke monitors are now in place at Middle Fork Ranger Station and Dexter in addition to the smoke monitor in Oakridge; information from the monitors is incorporated in the daily Deception Complex smoke forecast which is posted at www.oregonsmoke.blogspot.com
Starting at midnight tonight, the closure order for the Deception Complex will be adjusted. The Larison Trail will be opened and the Patterson Road (Forest Road 5840) will be closed. The rest of the closure order will remain in place.
Motorists traveling Highway 58 are advised to proceed with caution near the community of Oakridge today due to increased traffic association with holiday travelers, hunters and fire equipment working on the Deception Complex.
On the Pool Creek Fire, the fire is transitioning to aerial patrol. On the Davey Fire, crews, engines and heavy equipment continue to mop up, utilize Palm IRs to detect residual heat, patrol and start rehab on dozer lines.
On the Staley Fire, firefighters are monitoring fire activity along the ridge and upper slope and will continue to prep alternative control lines. A heavy duty sprinkler system is being utilized cool fire as backs towards the line. Crews will continue to patrol, mop up and secure perimeter utilizing palm IR from the 332 Road down to and along the 300 Road.
- A temporary flight restriction (TFR) is in place over the Deception Fires 272, 274 and 278; a military training Route (R346) has been closed due to the TFR.
- Closed to civilian air traffic; currently serving as the helibase for the Deception Complex
- There are two closures on the Willamette NF association with the Deception Complex and the Staley Fire. The Deception Complex closure is an area, road and trail closure that currently includes the Lawler, Deception and Larison Rock Trails; Larison will be open starting midnight tonight. The Staley Fire closure is an area and road closure.
- There is an area, road and trail closure SW of the Deception Complex. The 17 Road is open to Spirit Falls.