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We have not yet received any new reports of fires due to the last night's thunderstorms but fire bosses with the Deschutes National Forest report that, as of Friday evening, the Pole Creek Fire is estimated to have burned about 7000 acres.

 

The smoke columns rose to over 28,000 feet and are visible throughout Central Oregon.

 

The fire breached lines on the northwest perimeter; but firefighters established a new containment line near Forest Road 1026.

 

Officials have closed a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, between “Four in One Cone”  (Trail #3531) and Highway 242.  All other closures are still intact.

 

The weather is forecasted to be fairly warm and dry- with some winds; not good news for firefighters,

 

Heavy smoke is still expected in the immediate Sisters area and people are advised to stay indoors and limit activity.

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • 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.