Mecca Fire Afternoon Fire Update – July 3, 2018

A type-3 team took over management of the fire this morning. With the 4th of July holiday upon us, this is especially beneficial as it will help keep local resources available for any new starts that could occur. Resources today include several Hot Shot crews, contract hand crews, two engine strike teams, four water tenders and helicopters and air attack are on site today for use. Warm Springs Fire Management AFMO-Fuels, Brad Donahue, says that traffic along Highway 26 is expected to be limited to one lane for much of today to accommodate fire personnel who continue to provide structure protection, monitor hot spots and mop up the fire along the highway, near Jackson Trail Road and the Greeley Heights subdivision. A Fire Weather Watch continues today in Central Oregon and a Fire Weather Warning will be in place tomorrow. With dry fuels, low relative humidity, hot temperatures and breezy conditions, fires on the 4th of July will have the potential to spread quickly. Everyone is reminded to be fire smart and safe this 4th of July.