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The Pole Creek Fire still manages to send up columns of spectacular smoke from time to time, but reports indicate firefighters are gaining the upper hand.

Fire spokesperson Kristin Bowles says at last report, the fire burned 24,392 acres and is 40% contained.

 

"The last update that we got from operations is that all of our lines are holding, mop-ups continuing. The columns that folks are seeing, at this point is all the interior of the fire. All of the closures are still in place and that's for public and firefighter safety."

 

Bowles says helicopters are still being used to fight the fire, and overnight smoke will continue to be a problem.

 

The Deschutes County Health Department issued a continued smoke advisory, especially for Sisters area residents, that the levels will probably be "high" for two weeks or more.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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