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A brush fire south of Tumalo scared residents Wednesday afternoon.  A small blaze broke out just before 4 p.m. on Tumalo Reservoir Road south of Tumalo.

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Lt. Chad Davis reports the fire was small, but firefighters worked to control the sagebrush and junipers that, because of dry conditions were burning quickly.

 

Fire crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry and Bend Fire responded quickly to the calls about the fire and using water dropping helicopter were able to get control of the fire right away.

 

The investigation continues into the cause of the fire- early indications are that it started beside the road and could have been human caused, possibly from a cigarette.

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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.