Ramsey Canyon Fire Update August 26, 2018

Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/26/18 
[Sams Valley] Over the last 36 hours, firefighters have been able to capitalize on the cooler weather and have gained excellent progress in securing containment lines.  On the east side of the fire, mop up operations built upon containment lines that have now held for several days.  There were a couple of spot fires caught outside of those containment lines yesterday, but those were holdover spots from previous days that were discovered by air resources and were quickly contained by firefighters on the ground.

The southern and western containment lines are holding well along Ramsey Canyon Road.  Burnout operations and mop up behind homes along East Evans Creek Road have been so successful that fire officials have decided to demobilize some of the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal structure protection task forces this morning.  If progress continues as planned, the remainder of structure protection task forces are anticipated to be released from the fire on Monday morning.  Homeowners will remain protected by local resources, and structure protection task forces can once again be mobilized if the need arises. 

With the exception of an outbuilding destroyed during the first evening, no other structures have been destroyed or lost.

Acres: 1,971    Containment: 25%