Roadblocks In Pacifica Fire Area Down; Traffic Discouraged
The roadblocks on Williams Highway, Watergap Road, and Powell Creek Road, necessitated by the Pacifica Fire, have been taken down, but any unnecessary traffic is discouraged because there is heavy firefighting equipment moving throughout the area. You may encounter traffic control personnel at some of the intersections.
The latest ODF estimate of burned area, now dubbed the Pacifica Fire for its point of origin, is 500 acres and is 100 percent lined. The increase in acreage is a more accurate measurement and does not indicate more burning.
It is being fought by 5-20 man crews and 2-10 man crews with the support of four bulldozers, and have access to 5 helicopters and 4 air tankers.
At 5:20 Friday afternoon Governor Kitzhaber declared the Pacifica Fire a Conflagration, authorizing the state fire marshal to mobilize structural firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire and working to protect structures.
One home has been lost, three outbuildings and a handful of vehicles. 150 homes are threatened