The Pole Creek Fire is located approximately five miles southwest of Sisters, OR
Effective at 1600 hours on September 26, the Deschutes County Sheriff removed the Level 2 Pre-evacuation order for Crossroads Subdivision, Edgington, Remuda Road and the surrounding areas.
Yesterday firefighters worked on mopping-up and rehabilitating fire lines. The fire size remains at 26,285 acres and is 80% contained. Full containment is expected by October 15, 2012.
Crews used aviation assets for a time on Wednesday afternoon along the northwest side of the fire to cool spots.
Residents are reminded that the fire is not out and they should monitor information sources for fire information.
ALL major routes remain open to Sisters and other central Oregon communities.
The Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 will transition the management of the fire to a local Type 3 organization on Saturday at 7:00 A.M.
Check www.firewise.org for tips and techniques on providing defensible space around your property.
Unknown – Under Investigation
Total – 665
Type 1 Crews – 0 Dozers – 3 Water Tenders – 10 Helicopters – 3
Type 2 Crews – 17 Engines – 24 Camp Crews – 3 Overhead – 144
Continue mop-up, rehabilitation and patrol for spot fires.
Fire Weather Forecast
Temps, 74-83 degrees; Relative humidity, 14-26%; afternoon winds from the NW, afternoon winds 8 mph from the North-Northwest. High pressure will result in slowly increasing temperatures, and decreasing humidity values. A weak thermal trough will likely build from California through central Oregon Thursday. Expect stronger inversions and thermal belts to develop at night, with poorer overnight humidity recoveries across the higher elevations.
Deschutes County Sheriff, Deschutes County SAR, City of Sisters, Sisters/Camp Sherman Fire District, Black Butte Ranch RFPD, Cloverdale FD, Oregon Department of Forestry, American Red Cross, Oregon Department of Transportation