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Fire conditions around Central Oregon have also prompted the Bend Fire Department,  Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District 2, AND OTHER AGENCIES to increase the Fire Danger Rating level to HIGH.
 
 This is due to the projected weather patterns, low fuel moisture and current fire behavior as seen on the Two Bulls Fire. 
 
Open debris burning has been closed for the Bend Fire Dept. and THE RURAL FIRE DISTRICT  with the increase in fire danger level. 
 
 Under HIGH conditions, smaller dead vegetation ignites easily and unattended campfires or debris fires are likely to escape. Any fire that starts could be difficult to control if not caught while small.
 
 
*The "other agencies" referred to are:Oregon Department of Forestry-Prineville/Sisters Unit and Deschutes National Forest. 
 
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  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.