The Grizzly Bear Complex Fire may be 44 percent contained, but it continues to consume more than 75,000 acres; the fire is eating up portions of the Weneha Wilderness where heavy fuels make it hot and healthy.
As a result, the Incident Command has closed Forest Roads 64, 6415, 62 and potions of the 46 and 4608 roads. The Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness and some adjacent non-wilderness lands that have been directly impacted by fire also will remain closed.
This non-wilderness area is roughly the area from Big Hole to Eden Bench.
See the websites listed below for maps of the most up-to-date area and road closures.
The National Guard Troops have been excused and personnel is down to 331: eight crews, 20 engines, two helicopters, seven dozers, 11 water tenders and 10 pieces of heavy equipment.
A current closure description and map of closed roads is available at all Umatilla National Forest offices as well as on the Umatilla National Forest website: www.fs.usda.gov/umatilla/