DAYVILLE, OR -- Several new wildfires dotted the Central Oregon landscape Wednesday afternoon; one shut down a portion of Highway 97 north of Madras for about two hours last night, and has grown to about 3,000 acres.
Five other smaller incidents are being monitored in the Deschutes National Forest and Oregon Badlands. Nearly all were caused by recent lightning.
The Corner Creek Fire has grown to more than 28,000 acres, is 50% contained and is currently Oregon's largest wildfire. More than 1,100 fire personnel are working the blaze, 11 miles south of Dayville.