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Rosland Road Fire Morning Update

Morning fire briefing on the Rosland Road Fire, July 19, 2020

A fire, which broke out around 2 p.m. on Saturday near Rosland Road, approximately 4 miles northeast of La Pine, Oregon on the Deschutes National Forest has grown to 393 acres as of this morning.

Approximately 75 firefighters using air tankers, helicopters, engines, dozers and building hand line worked on the fire yesterday. By the end of the day firefighters had lined the fire with either dozer line or roads, which stopped the forward progression of the fire. The firefighters were helped when the fire moved into an area on the Deschutes National Forest that had been treated to reduce hazardous fuels. Fire behavior significantly lessened as the fire hit the treated area, allowing firefighters a wider range of options to fight the fire, including more direct tactics.

This morning a Type 3 Team (Grace, Incident Commander) took over managing the fire. One major goal for the day will be keeping the fire within those dozer lines or roads, which may prove challenging with weather conditions expected to be hot and dry with the potential for a red flag warning for winds.

Throughout the afternoon the fire threatened Newberry Estates subdivision, which has approximately 150 residents. Given that threat the Deschutes Sheriff Department issued a Level 1 “Get Ready” evacuation notice for residents. Fortunately, winds for the afternoon pushed the fire south of the subdivision, though the active fire remains a threat to the subdivision.

A fire, which broke out around 2 p.m. on Saturday near Rosland Road, northeast of La Pine, Ore., has grown to 393 acres as of this morning.

Approximately 75 firefighters using air tankers, helicopters, engines, dozers and building hand line worked on the fire yesterday. By the end of the day firefighters had lined the fire with either dozer line or roads, which stopped the forward progression of the fire. The firefighters were helped when the fire moved into an area on the Deschutes National Forest that had been treated to reduce hazardous fuels. Fire behavior significantly lessened as the fire hit the treated area, allowing firefighters a wider range of options to fight the fire, including more direct tactics.

This morning a Type 3 Team (Grace, Incident Commander) took over managing the fire. One major goal for the day will be keeping the fire within those dozer lines or roads, which may prove challenging with weather conditions expected to be hot and dry with the potential for a red flag warning for winds.

Throughout the afternoon the fire threatened Newberry Estates subdivision, which has approximately 150 residents. Given that threat the Deschutes Sheriff Department issued a Level 1 “Get Ready” evacuation notice for residents. Fortunately, winds for the afternoon pushed the fire south of the subdivision, though the active fire remains a threat to the subdivision.

A fire, which broke out around 2 p.m. on Saturday near Rosland Road, northeast of La Pine, Ore., has grown to 393 acres as of this morning.

Approximately 75 firefighters using air tankers, helicopters, engines, dozers and building hand line worked on the fire yesterday. By the end of the day firefighters had lined the fire with either dozer line or roads, which stopped the forward progression of the fire. The firefighters were helped when the fire moved into an area on the Deschutes National Forest that had been treated to reduce hazardous fuels. Fire behavior significantly lessened as the fire hit the treated area, allowing firefighters a wider range of options to fight the fire, including more direct tactics.

This morning a Type 3 Team (Grace, Incident Commander) took over managing the fire. One major goal for the day will be keeping the fire within those dozer lines or roads, which may prove challenging with weather conditions expected to be hot and dry with the potential for a red flag warning for winds.

Throughout the afternoon the fire threatened Newberry Estates subdivision, which has approximately 150 residents. Given that threat the Deschutes Sheriff Department issued a Level 1 “Get Ready” evacuation notice for residents. Fortunately, winds for the afternoon pushed the fire south of the subdivision, though the active fire remains a threat to the subdivision.

To follow updated information on the Rosland Road Fire, please follow @CentralORFire on Twitter or go to www.centraloregonfire.org .

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