Memaloose Fire 2 Update 8/12 12pm




Crews battling the Memaloose 2 Fire, approximately 3 miles East of Mosier, had a strong night of mop-up Saturday night, supported by lower temperatures and higher humidity. Control lines are 100% completed around the fire perimeter, which decreases the risk of fire spread.

Evacuation levels have not changed. Level 3 (go now) notices are still in effect from the intersection of Highway 30 and Marsh cutoff all the way east to the bottom of the Rowena Loops. That includes both sides of Highway 30, Rowena Dell, Rowena Overlook and Canyon Way all the way down to Rowena Ferry Road.

Level 2 (get set) notices are for the intersection of State Road and Marsh cutoff to Dell Road. That includes both sides of the road.

Level 1 (get ready) notices start at the bottom of the Rowena Loops heading east to the west end of Tooley Lake, both sides of I-84 and both sides of Hiway 30 and also Mayer State Park.

For updates on evacuations, go to the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Resources on the fire include 252 personnel, 35 engines, 4 dozers and an incident management team. Crews will be looking for smoke and hot spots today for mop-up. Smoke and flames may be visible inside the fire perimeter.

The fire was held to 175 acres overnight, with containment at 35%.