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Progress made on the Rattlesnake Fire, in the Pomeroy Ranger District


August 27, 2020

PENDLETON—On Monday morning, the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team (IMT) 3, took command of the 400-acre Rattlesnake Fire, located approximately 20 miles south of Pomeroy.

Firefighters initiated suppression efforts on Sunday afternoon. A twelve-person crew was transported to the fire by helicopter to begin building containment lines along the southwestern edge of the fire. Two helicopters supported ground resources by dropping water on the fire to slow the spread and cool down hot spots.

Fire behavior was low to moderate on Sunday evening with the most activity in the southeast an...

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