The Brattain fire started on September 7, 2020 and is currently burning on the Paisley Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The Eastern Area Incident Management Team is currently managing the fire but a local Type 3 will take over incident operations on Friday, September 25. Firefighting crews are battling winds, extremely dry conditions and shortages of firefighting resources.
Date of Origin:
Monday September 07th, 2020 approx. 10:38 PM
8 miles South of Paisley, Oregon
Estimated Containment Date:
Sunday September 27th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Fuels are extremely dry even with better humidity recoveries. The fire is burning in a variety of fuels from grass shrub at lower elevations to open Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer stands at higher elevations. Live fuel moistures are critically dry.
Fire behavior is minimal with mostly creeping, smoldering. Surface spread occurring within interior pockets of unburned fuel. Good overnight humidity recovery.
Continue to mop-up and patrol lines in all divisions. The Suppression repair group is working with the host unit to identify and prioritize the needed work and the resources and equipment needed to best accomplish this task.
Projected Incident Activity:
36. Projected Incident Activity, Potential, Movement, Escalation, or Spread and influencing factors during the next operational period and in 12-, 24-, 48-, and 72-hour time frames:
No significant weather expected. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity will likely put a pause on fire activity.
Cooler conditions with below normal temperatures expected as an upper trough remains over the Pacific Northwest. No precipitation is expected during this time period. Afternoon humidity of 25-35 percent is expected. Cooler but windy conditions will allow fuels to stay at critically dry levels. Fuels along the line and interior pockets will continue to burn out. No growth is expected.
Cooler conditions with below normal temperatures expected to return as an upper trough remains over the Pacific Northwest. No precipitation is expected during this time period. Afternoon humidity of 25-35 percent is expected. A return to hot and dry weather is forecast which will keep fuels at critically dry levels.
An upper ridge begins to move into the region late in the weekend and dominates the weather pattern through at least the end of next week. This brings the return of above normal temps along with dry conditions and afternoon humidity values in the low to mid teens. Terrain driven winds are expected in the lower elevations with east to northeast winds possible over the ridges. At this time, winds are not expected to be strong. A return to hot and dry weather is forecast which will keep fuels at critically dry levels.
A moist upper trough lingers over the region through Saturday bringing abundant rain to areas north and west of the fire region. Otherwise, below normal temps are expected. A very strong and warm high pressure area builds into the West Coast Sunday and is expected to last until at least next weekend. This brings above normal temps to the region along with low afternoon humidity. West to northwest winds expected into Saturday becoming northeast Sunday through Wednesday. cooler temps and higher humidity will likely put a pause on fire activity.
Hours: M-F 8-5 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1301 S. G St.
Lakeview, OR 97630
Lakeview Interagency Dispatch Center
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