Weigh Station Fire
Great strides were made in the containment of the 688 acre fire near Meacham, Oregon. Yesterday a cold front caused an increase in winds and a drop in humidity, however fire lines held.
There was no fire growth today, and the fire is now reported to be 55 percent contained. Fire crews will remain on the scene for the next few days to ensure that hotspots are extinguished.
All evacuation notices have been lifted for the area.
Oregon Highway 30 near the Poverty Flats exit will reopen today. Travelers can expect some fire equipment and smoke to remain in the area and should proceed with caution. Check www.tripcheck.com for up to date information regarding travel conditions in Oregon.
The weather forecast for the area calls for slightly warmer temperatures and light winds through Thursday. There is a chance of thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday. With the chance of thunderstorms, minimizing human caused fire starts is crucial.
Current fire restrictions for forestlands in Northeast Oregon can be found at www.bmidc.org
http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/ is the spot for current fire information in the Blue Mountains.