Rattlesnake Fire Update – July 3, 2021 7 p.m.

Current Situation – The Rattlesnake Fire has burned 5,479 acres with 65% containment. Level 2 evacuations of Trout Creek Campground and boat ramp have been lifted.  For questions regarding river access please contact Prineville BLM at 541-416-6700.

The fire is burning on Prineville District BLM managed lands in the area of South Junction campground, the Warm Springs Reservation and private lands. The Rattlesnake Fire continues to be managed under unified command of Warm Springs Incident Commander Lionel Smith and Type 3 Central Oregon Fire Management Service (COFMS) Incident Commander Larae Guillory.

Fire crews had a good day on the line and made significant progress in containing the fire.  They worked to secure lines and continue mop up.  There continues to be some interior smoldering.  Crews will be continuing with mop up again tomorrow. 

Closures – South Junction road and South Junction Campground are closed for updates check with Wasco County Sheriff’s office.

Weather – Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 90’s, with west winds increasing through the weekend. It is very dry with low relative humidity recoveries overnight. Fire officials anticipate more fire starts to pop up in the next two weeks. The public is reminded that we remain in EXTREME fire danger and public use restrictions are in place on all federally managed public lands. Ensure vehicles are parked in safe places, campfires are only in designated areas, spark arrestors are on chainsaws, chains on trailers are picked up and protected, and guidelines for fireworks for the 4th of July are followed.

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