Rain And Hard Work Slows Nena Springs Fire

A little bit of rain and a lot of hard work kept the Nena Springs Fire from growing on Sunday.  The fire on the Warm Springs Reservation is 40-thousand acres in size, with containment now at 60 percent.  Cooler and damp weather prevented firefighters from doing any burnout operations, but the conditions allowed them to safely address significant parts of the uncontained perimeter.  Structure protection resources are making good progress around the communities of Simnasho, Mutton Mountain and Indian Head Canyon to assure that no more structures are lost.  Firefighters made good progress around the southern edge of the recent growth of the fire into the Deschutes River Canyon.  Today crews will continue to mop-up areas near the fire’s perimeter, especially near homes and structures.  Several crews are spiked-out near the northern edge of the fire to secure the line along the fire’s edge from Nena Creek east to the Deschutes River.  As progress continues toward containment, some of the crews, engines, and heavy equipment are being released from this incident and being made available for other fires in the region.

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