Substation Fire Morning Update
Thursday, July 19th
Fire Information: (503)597-8076
Email Address: [email protected]
MORO, OR – Winds continued to be a factor overnight with gusts in the 35-mph range. Cool nighttime temperatures slowed the growth of the fire overnight. Fire crews worked through the night to protect homes and farmland.
Today firefighters will continue to look for opportunities to slow this fire using air resources, hand crews and fire engines. Air resources will be dropping water to cool the fire and will use retardant to slow its advance. Engines will use point protection tactics and direct attack to protect structures while hand crews work to remove fuels ahead of the fire. Fire bosses also have dozers available today to help create fire breaks. Weather conditions are expected to be similar to yesterday; humidity will decrease as temperatures increase and winds will continue within the same range.
Due to smoky conditions visibility in the area is extremely low. Drivers are advised to turn on lights and to increase following distance between vehicles.