OREGON FIRES, 8/1/2002

Daniel B. Wheeler dwheeler at ipns.com
Fri Aug 2 04:38:58 EST 2002


>From The Oregonian, Aug. 1, 2002, p A15

OREGON FIRES

Large wildfires are scattered across Oregon, adding obstacles to
summertime driving. Officials warn of smoke and reduced visibility in
many parts of the state and advise vacation travelers to call their
destination to check for local closures and restrictions.

Specifics:

- U.S. 20 from junction with Oregon 22 to Sisters reopened to traffic
at reduced speed.
- U.S. 199 is closed at the California borner because of fires in
California.
- Check the Oregon Department of Transportation Web site,
www.tripcheck.com, click "incident maps" for updates.

1. Forence			150,000	1,350 firefighters	5% containment
2. Timbered Rock	16,925	1,145				20%
3. Sour Biscuit		33,287	436				0%
4. Cache Mountain	4,200		1,179				95%
5. Sheldon Ridge	12,761	658				95%
6. North Umpqua		1,749		537				80%
7. Malheur			26,400	1,367				80%
8. Tiller complex	27,850	1,057				25%
9. Lucky			87		168				70%
10. Tool Box		86,794	1,768				75%
11. Winter			35,779	814				100%
12. Skunk			2,544		357				100%
13. Monument		24,378	1,054				80%
14. 747			16,856	519				90%
 
Posted as a courtesy by
Daniel B. Wheeler
www.oregonwhitetruffles.com



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