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Heavy smoke continues to impact people in the Bend and Sisters area due to a fire burning Southwest of Sisters.
 
Fire bosses say "The Pole Creek Fire" is now estimated at 2000 acres and is burning in thick fire fuels - fire crews were concerned about wind gusts Monday afternoon.
 
Janice Madden with the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center in Prineville spoke to KBND news Monday morning on "Your Town."
 
 "what we're calling it is a fuel's driven fire- and we have a lot of heavy - dead and dying timber up there - and there are a lot of snags- and that sort of thing so we're concerned about fire-fighter safety up there and access to that portion of the fire-  so that we can make sure we contained the many folks who might be affected."
 
Madden says they are asking people not to call 911 about the fire unless they have new information to report. 
 
 
The fast moving fire was first reported Sunday morning.  It destroyed four vehicles and damaged others at the Pole Creek Trailhead.  Several campgrounds were evacuated and roads closed.
 
 
"yeah- 9-1-1 is there in case we get new information or new emergencies-  please call anotyher number - we are all aware of the smoke in the west- and its the only fire in our area at this time....don't panic- just be prepared...don't call them - they know about it - "
 
The fast moving fire was first reported Sunday morning.  It destroyed four vehicles and damaged others at the Pole Creek Trailhead.  Several campgrounds were evacuated and roads closed.
 
 " I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT OUR CREWS HAD A PRETTY GOOD BURNOUT OPERATION LAST NIGHT- THINGS GOING PRETTY WELL - THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY ESTABLISH A GOOD ANCHOR POINT-  AT THE SOUTH END OF THE FIRE."
 
Deschutes County has set up a special fire information number: 541-550-4886.
 
 
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