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Fire bosses say we are starting to see a shift in our fire season. And two fires in Central Oregon Tuesday serve as a reminder of that change in conditions. Luckily two fast-moving brushfires near Madras sprang up fast, but were out quickly, too. “Yeah right, that's the nice thing about range fires is that they are very responsive to cooler temperatures in the evening, and so that helped firefighters get a handle on those two fires.” Lisa Clark with the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch in Prineville says they are starting to see the shift in fire season right now, as things heat up and dry out: “You know, just a reminder to people that we are experiencing this change with warmer temperatures and the vegetation drying out. And so just ask people to be really careful. The fire near Sisters was caused by fireworks.” Many local firefighters have been battling the big fires in Arizona and Alaska recently; but are due back home soon.

 

 

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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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