Skip Navigation Share on Facebook "These winds have the potential to reach historic speeds for early to mid-September.". The wildfire that began on the Warm Springs Reservation August 16 has grown quickly in recent days, to within 2 miles of the wilderness boundary, though it still is entirely on the reservation, officials said Sunday. “We want to ensure folks have enough notice to get out of the forest safely and ask those who have scheduled trips to this area to develop alternative plans," Willamette Forest Supervisor David Warnack said in a statement. Don't knowingly lie about anyone Don't Threaten. "Firefighting efforts today will be a continuation of keeping the fire in its current location utilizing aviation firefighting resources with water delivery," Sunday's fire report said. As of Friday morning, the Lionshead Fire was 28 percent contained - up from the previous report of 15 percent containment. Containment of the Lionshead Fire remains at 10%, same as Saturday. This article originally appeared on Salem Statesman Journal: Lionshead and Beachie Fires: Growth closes Jefferson Wilderness, Olallie Lake, Opal Creek, part of Detroit Lake, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Union still deciding action on officer fired in Hill's death, Melania Trump pays tribute to dead of Capitol attack but casts herself as victim. Red Cross Cascades Region Facebook Page. This includes the Tillamook, Clatsop and Santiam state forests as well as smaller tracts of state forestland in Polk, Lincoln, Benton, and Columbia counties. Sign up for Deschutes County Emergency Text Alerts. Incident commanders said the fire continued pushing north and northeast on Sunday, after a separate fire sparked from the Lionshead Fire and burned north from the Olallie Butte area across planned containment lines. Highly valued natural and cultural resources were also threatened. 1:39. As of Wednesday, the Lionshead Fire … This includes identifying hazardous trees for removal in anticipation of the upcoming wind event.". Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Who needs reading glasses when you can tune your glasses? Lionshead Fire Information Facebook Page. 11 talking about this. Tonight, Friday, October 16th, at 8 pm, the local Type 3 incident management teams will transition into command of the # LionsheadFire . The entire staff evacuated the area over the weekend. The Lionshead Fire grew dramatically by Sunday to 16,000 acres as forest officials asked all hikers to leave the Mount Jefferson Wilderness and the Olallie Lake area was closed as well. Most helicopters can carry a MAXIMUM of 5-600 gallons ...and the 747? Lionshead Fire Update for Friday, October 16 News - 10/16/2020 Lionshead Fire Update for Thursday, Oct. 15 News - 10/15/2020 Lionshead Fire Update for Wednesday, Oct. 14 News - … To support his work, subscribe to the Statesman Journal. each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Neither a new closure map or order has been issued yet. person will not be tolerated. Oh, and it's clearly visible on both sides of the Cascades from the ground, too. If smoke clears, helicopters may be used to support the firefighting efforts Monday. Forest officials expanded their closure of the Mount Jefferson Wilderness and asked all hikers to leave. 9/11 Update for the Whitney Fire. or anything. Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7049/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/LionsheadFire Email: 2020.lionshead@firenet.gov Fire Information: 971-277-5075 The Lionshead Fire grew dramatically by Sunday to 16,000 acres as forest officials asked all hikers to leave the Mount Jefferson Wilderness and the Olallie Lake area was closed as well. The Lionshead Fire grew to almost 10,000 acres, bringing closures to the Pacific Crest Trail and Mount Jefferson area. Investigators said the Beachie Creek Fire merged with the Lionshead Fire over the weekend. In addition, the Olallie Lake and Breitenbush Lake area were closed, in addition to Allingham Campground. accounts, the history behind an article. A light rain fell on most parts of the fire … The fire, burning in a steep and inaccessible slope along Beachie Creek above Opal Creek, is not being attacked by firefighters on the ground directly due to the dangerous terrain. Related Videos. Designed to fly in just these kind of conditions. The Oregon Department of Forestry said visitors to state-managed forests in northwest Oregon can expect more public use restrictions by Monday, such as a ban on off-highway vehicle use, limited or no campfire opportunities, and more forest roads closed to vehicle traffic. More and more patients are reporting long-lasting coronavirus symptoms and they're turning to online support groups in their recovery. A virtual community meeting is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday on the Lionshead Fire Facebook page. All rights reserved. The fire is now 18,615 acres and 31% contained. "Hot, dry and strong easterly winds are expected starting Monday afternoon, peak overnight Monday into Tuesday morning, then slowly ease through Tuesday evening," the National Weather Service in Portland said. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Use the 'Report' link on The Lionshead Fire grew on Friday, bringing major closures to the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. While the Forest Service asked people to leave the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, it was not clear Sunday how much of the wilderness is officially closed. Current Status: On Sunday, a smoke inversion kept large fire growth to a minimum on the Lionshead Fire. Along the eastern edge of the fire, crews made good progress mopping up fire line and continued to secure and scout containment lines to the south of the fire on the Willamette National Forest. To safely protect and preserve life and property. The Lionshead Fire grew to 16,000 acres and the Beachie Creek Fire reached 500 acres as fire officials prepare for historically high winds and dangerous conditions across both wildfires late Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Detroit Lions fired their head coach Saturday afternoon as well as general manager Bob Quinn, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. U.S. Forest Service – Willamette National Forest Facebook Page. In the Jefferson Wilderness, rangers and members of the Marion and Linn County Sheriff's Offices are conducting sweeps, including along the Pacific Crest Trail, to make visitors aware of the public safety concerns, officials said. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism almost 20,000 gallons so 30-40 times as much firefighting power per load and can completely refuel in 30 minutes... Also the CHEAPEST per Gallon cost of any ariel fire fighting plane/helicopter.... but apparently... Our Dear Beloved Leaded Kate Brown won't contract them .... Keep it Clean. Be Nice. 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Fire management personnel are prepared approximately 20 structures for protection at the Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center at Jawbone Flats. Now on the eve of her execution, her sister, Diane Mattingly, spoke to CBSN's Lana Zak about why Montgomery should be given clemency for her crimes. Derick Hutchinson, Senior Web Producer. . Please monitor the local area sheriff’s department websites and Facebook for updates. She was later convicted of capital murder and federal kidnapping -- leading to a death sentence. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page. The fate of our facility is out of our hands, and we can only hope for the best now.". The Oregon Office of Emergency Management has created an interactive database to help provide the most up to date information on evacuation statewide. Forest roads will be improved for firefighter access and containment lines should the fire come out of its current location. WARM SPRINGS, OR (KPTV) - Heavy smoke has hindered firefighting efforts to control the Lionshead Fire near Warm Springs. "For public safety, we are asking anyone in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness to promptly leave," Willamette National Forest wrote on its Facebook page. A lot of crews uh continue to just put out a lot of great work. The blaze burning on the east slopes of Mount Jefferson put up a dramatic pyrocumulus cloud visible from around the Santiam Pass and grew to 16,000 acres, up from 11,000 acres Saturday morning. Lionshead and Beachie Fires: Growth closes Jefferson Wilderness, Olallie Lake, Opal Creek, part of Detroit Lake. The fire on Monday was estimated to … "Morning smoke and ash fall were a daily occurrence, and with the imminent east winds projected for this weekend, it was no longer a safe place to live," the Ancient Forest Center wrote on Facebook. Too bad Oregon won't issue a contract for the Global 747 Supertanker .. Dr. Laurie Nadel, a psychotherapist and the author of "The Five Gifts," joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano with more on some of the mental health struggles COVID survivors are facing. The Lionshead Fire has heavily impacted several communities in the Santiam drainage and Breitenbush area, including the loss of 264 resident homes in Detroit. this is our operational briefing for the Lions Head Fire Great Day yesterday. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. The Red Lake Trail is the alternative route due to a 40 mile closure on the Pacific Crest Trail in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. that is degrading to another person. It's uh 15 uh on Monday. "Indirect fire line opportunities are also being identified. The fire on Monday was estimated to have grown to 148,682 acres, with 5% containment. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. To combat the blaze, planes were dipping Sunday from Detroit Lake, closing part of the reservoir south of Piety Knob. People are advised to refer to their county offices for additional evacuation information. A Level 2 evacuation notice has been issued for the Sidwalter Flats area on the Warm Springs Reservation, up from a previous Level 1 notice for that area. The highest fire restrictions will be in place across Western Oregon. We'd love to hear eyewitness Copyright 2020 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. Matt Patricia is finally off the hot seat. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports. Zach Urness has been an outdoors reporter, photographer and videographer in Oregon for 12 years. Lionshead Fire Info/Facebook A view looking to the southeast of parts of the Lionshead and Beachie Fires from Halls Ridge, with Detroit Lake and Peity Island in view. Photo by Mike Scanlon, Field Observer, inciweb.nwcg.gov. Facebook Share. This story will be updated when more information is available. To Do; Emergency Preparedness Things to Do. These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car. The Lions Head Fire on the east slopes of Mt Jefferson is putting up plenty of smoke and possibly some pyrocumulus clouds, visible via both satellite and NWS Doppler Radar. Fire Report The Lionshead Fire, fueled by high winds and extremely dry conditions, converged on the Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat Center and Breitenbush-Devils Creek communities, forcing everyone to leave the area on Monday, September 7, 2020. COVID-19 'super spreader'? Update from PNW Team 3 IC Noel Livingston for the morning of 9/8. 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A small town nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, production attitudes are great Morales high and uh lot of lot of uh work is getting completed and checked off our list. By late Sunday, the National Weather Service designed fire danger as "extremely critical" across northwest Oregon. Threats of harming another Lionshead Fire Information Final UpdateReleased: 10/17/2020 The Lionshead Fire InciWeb page is no longer being updated. Lionshead, Beachie Creek Fire crews prepare for 'hurricane hitting a wildfire', Concert, religious gatherings at Riverfront Park draw concern. The fire … A Temporary Flight Restriction is in place over the P-515 and Lionshead Fires. Be Truthful. For the latest updates, see this updated story: LIVE: Lionshead, Beachie Creek Fire crews prepare for 'hurricane hitting a wildfire'. .the scale of this situation means that full perimeter containment or control will take time and help from seasonal weather." PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Find him on Twitter at @ZachsORoutdoors. The two fires made for a chaotic holiday weekend as displaced hikers from the Pacific Crest Trail looked for rides along Highway 22 and numerous forest roads and trailheads are blocked off between Mehama, Detroit, Santiam Pass and Sisters. Share with Us. The fire has burned 198,763 acres. "There was a large spot fire on the northwest end of the fire and the south end also made a push," fire information officer Mary Huels said. ... Lionshead fire: The state’s largest fire, at 204,378 acres remains just 43% contained and crews said the fire is burning actively in the interior. FOR ADDITIONAL FIRE INFORMATION: TripCheck: https://www.tripcheck.com/. Hey good morning everybody. Chipping of brush and hazard trees will continue at various points around the fire boundary for the next week to 10 days. This is the final daily update from the Lionshead Fire and the final day the Lionshead Fire Facebook page and Inciweb pages will be updated. Community members return to Detroit to get a first look at the wildfire damage. The wildfire burning in a highly remote part of the Opal Creek Wilderness reached 400 acres and has slowly moved up the French Creek Ridge and down into the Opal Creek valley. To the west, fire crews dealt with a spot fire near New Idanha, but saw decreased fire activity in Idanha and Detroit as structure protection continued. The most dangerous days on the Beachie Creek and Lionshead fires are expected to be Monday to Wednesday. Lionshead Fire Information Final UpdateReleased: 10/17/2020 The Lionshead Fire InciWeb page is no longer being updated. Lionshead Fire Daily update for Wednesday, September 16, 2020 "Well over one million acres are currently experiencing fire in the Pacific Northwest . Official information for the 2020 Lionshead Fire. The entire Mount Jefferson Wilderness, the Olallie Lake area and the Opal Creek area are all closed to recreation. The Lionshead Fire is burning approximately 138,634 acres about 20 miles west of Warm Springs and is 5% contained. No lake access will be possible from campgrounds on the south side of Detroit Lake, including Southshore, Cove Creek and Sportsman's campgrounds. Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. 228 were here. The Lionshead Fire, east of Detroit, and the Beachie Creek Fire, burning in the Santiam Canyon west of Detroit, have burned hundreds of thousands of acres. "The fire has nearly reached Beachie Creek, one of our best natural barriers. Be Proactive. Twitter Share. 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