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Latest on Two Bulls Fire Burning West of Tumalo Reservoir


So far the fires have burned more than 68-hundred acres.

 

Good progress was made Sunday and overnight to contain the fire and mother nature is cooperating with calmer weather conditions.

 

50 homeowners are still under an evacuation order for the area near Skyliners Road.

Homeowners south of Shevlin Park road and west of Mt Washington Drive and north of Century Drive are on notice they may be asked to leave in the future.

 

So far no structures have been lost or damaged and there have been no injuries.

 

Governor Kitzhaber has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act that allows more resources to be mobilized state wide.  Kitzhaber has directed all available state resources to help contain the fires and ensure that nearby communities have the necessary resources to protect their citizens.

 

And the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA is also stepping in to help fight the fires near Bend.  The state had requested FEMA help.

 

The funds can be used by local officials for equipment and supplies, emergency work, firefighters safety and mobilization costs.

 

Currently two thousand homes near Bend are under threat.  The first also presents a major threat to the city's surface water supply due to its proximity to a city watershed.


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