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People throughout the Bend area are noticing a large plume of smoke southeast of Bend. Fire officials and 9-1-1 dispatchers have been fielding a lot of calls from concerned citizens- but they assure us that nothing has gone wrong with a planned prescribe burn off of China Hat Road.

1110 KBND news just spoke (Tuesday afternoon) with Heather Fisher who is physically on the scene - she says many people have been driving out to the burn - because they were worried.

 

"But i can understand- it's the first bit of smoke we've seen this season - it is our underburn season so it's time for prescribed burns-i'd like to let people know they probably will see more in the future. but we do have a lot of people out there (to help) and this will reduce the risk of wildfire in the future.

 

She says about 50 fire fighting crews and several engines are there to make sure that the planned burn goes well. 

She also says that they were expecting a lot of smoke from the burn - its in dense vegetation, which is wetter than usual right now.

Fisher says they may also do another burn in that area tomorrow, Wednesday.

 

Bend Fire officials says emergency centers are busy taking calls from people who are seeing the smoke and are asking citizens not to call 911 dispatchers about the fire.

 

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

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

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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