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Contact: Denise Bausch, 509-754-7886
Fire fighters working on the Enterprise Fire plan to begin the burn out process late Saturday afternoon and complete it sometime Sunday morning. A burn out is a controlled event designed to bring the fire to the edge of the control line created by bulldozers around the fire. By initiating a burn out, the fire fighters reduce or remove the fuel available to the fire allowing the fire fighters to bring it under control. The burn out will increase the amount of smoke in the area which is already heavy at times due to the Devil's Elbow Complex Fire located along Highway 21 north of Keller.
The hyper-reach alert system will continue to send out notices to people in the area through their landlines and/or cell phones. If you have not signed up to
receive Hyper-Reach notices through your landline phone or your cell phone, visit the Stevens County Website at https://secure.hyper-reach.com/comsignupw.jsp?id=41001 to sign up.
The partial Lake Roosevelt closure and camping restrictions announced Wednesday remain in place between river mile 52 and river mile 58. All recreational boats are prohibited within this area during daylight hours until further notice. The closure is in coordination with the Spokane Tribe of Indians, The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the US Coast Guard, Bureau of Reclamation, Stevens County Sheriffs, and the Ferry County Sheriffs.
Please take a moment for your safety as well as the fire fighters. Pay attention to the weather reports and stay out of the area if you don't live there. By staying out of the area, it is easier for the fire fighters and emergency personnel to get where they need to go quickly. Unauthorized visitors to the area hinder the fire fighters ability to effectively fight this fire and prevent its spread.
For the latest information, check the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area website at www.nps.gov/laro. Information can also be found on the Lake Roosevelt Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LakeRooseveltNRA and the Lake Roosevelt Twitter feed: @LkRooseveltNPS. Also, the information
board located at the Fruitland Store is updated every evening.