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Wildfire Update: Thursday, August 3rd

Spruce Lake Fire Column observed near Watchman Lookout on the west rim of Crater Lake NWIMT 13 - Photo by Robert Scoggin.

Chetco Bar Fire

The excessive heat warning over the Chetco Bar Fire will remain effect until Friday at 8:00 p.m., according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The fire is burning in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and has reached a little more than 3,600 acres.

It was sparked by lightning a little more than three weeks ago.

Spruce Lake Fire

Similar conditions being seen as crews work on the Spruce Lake Fire burning about six miles west of Crater Lake National Park.

The fire causing closures to portions of the Pacific Crest Trail in the area.

It's estimated at about 2,400 acres and is only 5 percent contained.

Blanket Creek Fire

The record heat and dry fuels causing problems for fire crews working on the Blanket Creek Fire.

The fire is burning about 9 miles northeast of Prospect.

The U.S. Forest Service says, the fire increases in intensity each day during the afternoon.

Fire crews are working on alternate containment lines after spot fires jumped lines that had already been established.

The Blanket Creek Fire is now a little more than 2,400 acres and is only 7 percent contained.

Devils Lake Fire

A community meeting is scheduled to discuss the Devils Lake Fire.

The meeting is set to take place Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the Bly Fire Station.

The fire is burning about five miles southeast of Bly on both public and private lands.

It's grown to about 1,600 acres and is only 9 percent contained.

Moduc July Complex Fire

Progress on the Moduc fires as two agencies work together.

The Moduc July Complex fires by Highway 395 began on July 24.

The Cove Fire is expected to grow to the south east and west towards Niles flat and Rodney flat area.

The fires have reached 80,365 acres burned and is 40 percent contained.






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