Final Miller Road Fire Update

Sunday, August 7, 2022 9:00 a.m.

Miller Road Fire Information: (503) 383-9278 (8am – 6pm)

Email: [email protected]      

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMillerRoadFire

Estimated Size: 10,847 (adjusted down from 11,156)

Containment: 95%

Wasco County, OR –  This will be the last update from the Miller Road Fire. We would all like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to the communities, cooperators, agency staff, and firefighters for the unwavering support.

Significant work on the Miller Road Fire has been done by firefighters from the rural fire districts, Oregon State Fire Marshall (OSFM), and Northwest Incident Management Team 8 (NWIMT8). Containment of the fire is now at 95%.   Hand crews have been focusing on mop-up operations along the 25 miles of the fire’s perimeter and around structures with the goal of establishing a cold black containment line preventing any lingering interior fire from escaping.  

OSFM Task Forces and other resources will be progressively demobing back to their home agencies.  NWIMT8, which is currently managing the fire, will also begin demobing resources on Monday as the need for fire personnel decreases.  A smaller incident management organization will remain on the fire comprised of 2 hand crews and engines patrolling the fire and continuing mop-up. Firefighters will remain vigilant on the fire line as the weather is predicted to become hotter and drier for the next couple of days.

The fire information email, phone number and Facebook page (OfficialMillerRoadFire) will be closed as of August 7 at 7 PM. Future information distribution for the Miller Road Fire will be provided by the Central Oregon Fire Information Duty Officer. 

Evacuation orders remain in place but levels have decreased. The latest evacuation information can be found by visiting www.facebook.com/WascoCountySheriff. All roads throughout the area remain open to the public.


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