LAKEVIEW, Ore.-- Wildland crews on the Patton Meadow Fire are focused on completing burnout and mop up operations.
Wind conditions were in favor of firefighters overnight, which allowed crews to make good progress on burnout operations on the fire’s north end.
Meanwhile, the west, south, and east perimeters of the fire are where crews are focused on mop up and reconfirming the extent to which the fire has been completely extinguished within the fire’s perimeter.
A detailed explanation of the burnout operation process was covered in Friday's Facebook Live Information meeting. https://www.facebook.com/SCOFMPFIREINFO/videos/362457995591471.
Ground crews are checking the “green” around the fire’s perimeter in order to identify and contain any new spot fires.
Crews working within the burned area, as well as the “green” of the fire, are using infrared technology to identify and extinguish hot spots still smoldering areas that are undetectable with the human eye.
Mop up efforts continue to expand into the fire’s interior.
Some areas on the fire’s east side are reaching up to 300 feet in from containment lines and many other areas are at or above 100 feet of confirmed rind.
Saturday's forecast is seeing a cooling trend with winds out of the northwest. The speed of those winds could potentially be between 20 and 25mph.
Current Patton Meadow Fire evacuation levels have been reduced and can be found on Lake County Sheriff’s Office by visiting https://www.facebook.com/Lake-County-Oregon-104435824529906.