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FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire burns 91,730 acres, 65% contained

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for Sunday afternoon.

Posted: Sep 26, 2021 9:58 AM

LAKEVIEW, Ore. -- Northwest Incident Management Team 12 released an update on the Cougar Peak Fire Sunday, as the fire has now burned 91,730 acres and is 65% contained.

The Cougar Peak Fire is currently burning approximately 15 miles northwest of Lakeview, Oregon. The Incident Command Post at the
Lakeview Fairgrounds is closed to all but essential personnel to help ensure the health and safety of community members and firefighters.

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for Sunday afternoon. Strong, gusty winds with low relative humidity and dry
vegetation will increase the spread potential of new and existing fires.

A storm system will move into the area Monday, bringing much cooler temperatures and a chance of precipitation Monday night.

Firefighters have been preparing for Sunday's forecast wind event for several days. Emphasis will be placed on patrolling existing line
combined with a readiness to respond to any increase in fire activity or
new fire starts.

Firefighters will also continue to work on mop-up and line construction in the remaining unsecured areas of the fire, including
around Cougar Peak and in the peat bog. Back-haul and repair work will continue, with a strong focus on patrolling and holding containment lines during the Red Flag conditions Sunday afternoon.

Evacuations: The Lake County Sheriff’s Office decreased evacuation levels on September 24. For further information see:
Lake County website at https://www.lakecountyor.org/index.php
Lake County Facebook at @Lake-County-Oregon-104435824529906
Interactive map at https://tinyurl.com/InteractiveEvacMap

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 387485

Reported Deaths: 5116
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah59768836
Washington41571393
Marion39592504
Clackamas32426376
Lane29856354
Jackson24672350
Deschutes23182185
Umatilla15087180
Linn14488178
Douglas13236286
Josephine10057240
Yamhill9665142
Klamath8979145
Polk813698
Benton605137
Malheur591586
Coos5573106
Columbia423855
Jefferson416865
Lincoln357252
Union336854
Crook330156
Wasco314846
Clatsop258335
Baker217531
Tillamook214345
Hood River211337
Morrow197025
Curry190136
Harney119332
Grant108314
Lake104016
Wallowa74713
Sherman1903
Gilliam1844
Wheeler1141
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California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 5060666

Reported Deaths: 74152
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles152491227121
San Diego4047084319
Riverside3849455306
San Bernardino3718825944
Orange3329505675
Sacramento1674002423
Kern1565171781
Fresno1558992246
Santa Clara1511691922
Alameda1246581504
San Joaquin1070001833
Ventura1036461188
Contra Costa1032921045
Stanislaus912991413
Tulare856141082
San Francisco56614669
San Mateo56058629
Monterey52340625
Solano47422356
Santa Barbara47035548
Merced44807664
Sonoma42912412
Placer41881468
Imperial38128769
Kings35038358
San Luis Obispo31294358
Madera26005311
Shasta25917440
Butte25295309
Santa Cruz22028222
Yolo21451257
Marin18342248
El Dorado18166161
Sutter14494181
Napa13372104
Yuba1070088
Tehama10230129
Humboldt10043117
Nevada9914103
Mendocino848894
Lassen792355
San Benito775977
Tuolumne767790
Lake6990110
Amador573766
Siskiyou470954
Glenn455136
Calaveras435685
Del Norte371242
Colusa323519
Inyo254345
Plumas19127
Mono18294
Mariposa156718
Trinity98817
Modoc7475
Unassigned2430
Sierra2170
Alpine1060
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