Aug 112017


The Nena Springs wildfire is located on the Bureau of Indian Agency managed lands (Warm Springs Agency), about 7 miles NE of Simnasho. The fire has scorched 14,000 acres of timber and short grass. There is a 0% containment status. About 114 personnel with 2 crews, 16 engines and 1 helo are battling this blaze. Fire behavior is extreme with crowning and wind-driven runs. Structures are being threatened. Two have been lost so far – a home and an historical building. Early evacuations were conducted. But no new orders to evacuate have been issued.

The weather outlook shows a gradual cooling over the next ten days with winds not exceeding 15mph. So the weather is cooperating with firefighters.

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