Hat Point Road remains closed to the public due to heavy firefighter traffic and safety concerns with potential vehicle interactions. The route will be reopened as soon as possible, with the goal of opening for camp preparation and scouting before bow season.
Today’s cooler weather with increased humidity is expected to aid firefighter efforts. Suppression efforts will include targeting hotspots and rehabilitating handline on the southern portion of the fire, improving containment line on the northern and western portions and monitoring the eastern portion by air.
Great Basin Incident Management Team 4 will transfer management of the Somers fire to the Northeast Oregon Interagency Type 3 team tomorrow. Resources remaining on the fire will include one Type 1 crew, one Type 2 initial attack crew, one Type 1 helicopter, one Type 2 helicopter and one Type 3 helicopter.
*Note: this is the last individual daily update for the Somers Fire due to limited fire activity and demobilization of resources.
For more information beginning August 22, please sign up for the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Fire Update by emailingWallowaWhitman1@gmail.com. Fire information may also be obtained by calling 541-523-1246, 541-519-4623 or 541-523-1302. On-line information will be posted at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov and http://www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman.