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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, August 27, 2017
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Meghan Porter, Public Information Officer, (360)490-0562, or email at porterm@co.thurston.wa.us

Fire Suppression Efforts Continue at Scatter Creek Fire & Prather Rd Fire – Day 6


OLYMPIA - Today, fire crews will continue their work to extinguish the Scatter Creek and Prather Road fires. Active fire still exists in the northern interior area of the Scatter Creek fire and suppression work continues. Because of increasing temperatures and changing winds, smoke from this fire has increased. Firefighters continue their work to extinguish the fire and will be monitoring the residential areas to ensure all homes in the area are kept safe. It is likely that fire crews will be working for at least several more days to completely extinguish this fire.

Yesterday, firefighters used heavy equipment to help extinguish the Prather Road Fire. Today they should be able to complete extinguishment efforts on this fire. Mop-up of this fire may take several more days.

To ensure the community is kept safe, fire crews will be patrolling and monitoring both fire areas for any possible lingering fire. Fire patrols will continue for the rest of the summer.

Please remember that because of the severity of the overall fire that occurred, people will continue to see and smell smoke away from the extinguished areas of the fire. It is not uncommon to see smoke coming from hot spots and this will likely continue for several weeks. The public is asked to call 9-1-1 only if flames are visible and there are no firefighters in the area.

Again, drivers are asked to continue to use extra caution as they encounter firefighters on the roadways. Firefighter safety and that of the public remains the number one priority for everyone.

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County Commissioners:

John Hutchings

District 1

Gary Edwards

District 2

Bud Blake

District 3