By 5 p.m., the Redmond Hotshots had joined nine fire engines, three bulldozers, three water-dropping helicopters, two water tenders and a 20-person hand crew battling the blaze. assisted in camper evacuations and forest road closures by sheriff's deputies and Forest Service law enforcement.

Meanwhile, marine deputies were working the shoreline of Wickiup  to evacuate and tell people about the fire.

A Type 3 management crew was called in to take over the fire early Monday morning.

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office evacuation update - Monday afternoon:

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to work closely with the Wickiup Fire Management Team on the progress of the fire and evacuations.

 The evacuation order for North Twin Lake Campground and South Twin Lake Campground will no longer be in effect as of 1:00 pm 7-29-13.

  The following areas are still under an evacuation order until further notice:

  • Forest Service Road # 42 from 4270 (Crane Prairie Access) to Cascades Lake Hwy, this includes all areas south of the 42 road from the 4260 road to the Cascade Lakes Hwy.  Auto traffic will be allowed west bound on the 42 road to the intersection of the 4270 road but no further.
  • All camping (Dispersed as well as campgrounds) on the West side of the 4260 Road to Wickiup Reservoir. This includes the Ship Bridge campground to the Gull Point Campground. (Gull Point campground is open)
  • All Camping from the west shore of the Deschutes Arm of Wickipup Reservoir, south to the Davis Arm of the Wickiup Reservoir. To the East side of Cascade lakes Hwy.
  • This area includes the following Forest Service Roads: 4280, 700,730,760,700 and the 100 spur off of the 4280 road.

These areas will have Forest Service Personnel stationed at road closures.  The areas will be patrolled by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and US Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers.

 

  • Campers who were required to leave during the initial evacuation will be allowed back into the area to retrieve equipment with a Forest Service Escort only.  This process will begin as follows:
    • Starting at 10:00 am July 30, 2013
    • Travel the Cascade Lakes Hwy to the intersection of Forest Service Road 42.       ( Do not travel Forest 42 as it will be blocked at the Crane Prairie Junction) Forest Service personnel will escort individuals into and out of the area to retrieve property and items that were left behind.
    • This process will continue until the area is re-opened and or all property has been removed.

Fire Managers have indicated that firefighters are having good success lining the fire and continue to be aware of and identifying and controlling any spot fires using crews, engines, dozers and aviation resources.

The above listed areas will need to remain closed to insure the safety of community members and the firefighters that are actively working to control this wildfire.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will provide information to local and regional media sources as soon as any changes have been made to the warnings.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to remind our communities to be mindful of changing conditions and to not become complacent.  Fire conditions can and do change rapidly and citizens should continue to monitor information sources.