CULVER, OR -- Numerous new fires were spotted Friday afternoon and evening, throughout Central Oregon, likely sparked by last week’s lightning storm. Six were on the Warm Springs Reservation; the largest of those, the Tenino Fire, was estimated at 9,400 acres, as of Sunday night, and 60% contained.
On the Crooked River National Grasslands, the Mile Post 6 Fire (pictured) prompted evacuations of campers near Haystack Reservoir, Friday. It’s now 50% contained at 1,500 acres. Evacuation notices were downgraded to Level 1 over the weekend.
Several smaller fires, from northeast of Antelope, to the Sisters Ranger District, were attacked quickly by Central Oregon wildland crews.
An Eastern Oregon fire that started Thursday near Condon, in Gilliam County, quickly spread over the weekend. Governor Kate Brown declared a conflagration to bring extra equipment and crews to protect houses. The Stubblefield Fire has burned some 17,000 acres and is now 29% contained.
A fire near the Terwilliger Hot Springs also grew quickly in hot, dry conditions. That fire was estimated at about 110 acres, last night, about four miles south of Highway 126, near McKenzie Bridge.
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