BEND, OR -- Fire managers canceled a prescribed burn scheduled for south of Bend, Monday, after they lost crews to a fire near Mitchell. The Gable Creek Fire was sparked by a lightning strike, Sunday afternoon, five miles southwest of Mitchell. By Sunday evening it was fully lined at about 150 acres.
Monday's burn was supposed to clear a 250-acre unit off China Hat Road, near Lost Tracks Golf Course. No word on when or if that operation will be rescheduled.