BEND, OR -- The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office ordered evacuations, Friday night, in the area around the Teepee Fire, southeast of Bend. The blaze broke out Friday afternoon, near China Hat Road, and had grown to 1592 acres, as of Saturday morning. Evacuations are in place for the following areas:
Level Three (Go Now) for all areas south of Ford Road, west of FS Rd. 2016 outside the forest boundary.
Level Two (Get Set) for all areas south of Ford Road, west of Spencer Wells Road, east of FS Rd. 2016 and north of the forest boundary.
Level One (Be Ready) for all areas of the north/south section of Fort Rock Road, south of Highway 20, west of Pine Mountain Road and north of the forest boundary.
Click HERE for a map of the evacuation area.
Aerial resources were diverted from the Teepee Fire, late Friday, to respond to the Willow Fire (pictured), in Jefferson County. As of Saturday morning, it's estimated at 80 acres, burning south of Pelton Dam and Willow Canyon, about six miles northwest of Madras. It's considered 20% contained. There is a Level One evacuation notice for residents on Elk Drive.
Both fires are human caused and are under investigation.