August 12, 2017 10:45 a.m.
Heavy mop-up is taking place on Flounce Fire near Prospect.
A release from incident commander Bill Hunt says that the thunderstorm cycle was finally broken on the fire on Friday night. For the first time in several days, crews were able to focus their efforts on one fire without being diverted to new starts. Containment lines are being strengthened along with the mop-up work to prevent further fire spread.
The Flounce Fire was one of several lightning caused fires from a thunderstorm that passed through southern Oregon last Monday. A Level One evacuation notice was lifted for residents along two roads near Prospect on Friday morning.
The Flounce Fire remains at an estimated 690 acres and is now 45% contained.
About 760 people are currently assigned to the Flounce Fire. The 32 hand crews are being supported by 9 helicopters, 24 engines, 21 water tenders and 5 dozers.