OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The Deception Complex continues to burn near Oakridge Wednesday tonight. It’s now at 2,200 acres and 55 percent contained.
Nearly 1000 crews are helping with those efforts. Crews say recent the rain has helped, but this year has been particularly dry, making it tough to fight fires.
“The life fuel moisture and the large dead debris that’s on the ground is super dry this year drier than it has been in the past few years. So it’s made for a more severe fire season,” said Rob Allen, Deputy Incident Commander.
Crews expect another four to six weeks of fire season. Deception Creek Mobile Home Park, Middle Fork Ranger Station and houses along La Duke Road remain under a level 1 evacuation notice, which means be ready for a potential evacuation.