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Thursday Morning Fire Update

SUNRIVER, OR -- Firefighters completed a dozer line around the Sheridan Fire by 2:30 Thursday morning. The wildfire was reported 1.5 miles west of Sunriver, Wednesday afternoon. Initial reports indicated the blaze quickly grew to more than 300 acres by Wednesday night. But, Thursday morning, officials said new mapping showed the fire was 169 acres.


As of 9:30 a.m. Thursday, the fire is estimated to be 10% contained. A Level I evacuation notice remains in effect for homes in the Fall River Estates subdivision and properties near the Fall River Fish Hatchery. A number of roads are closed to public traffic:


Forest Road 42/4220 junction

Forest Road 42/4230 junction

Forest Road 46/45 junction

Forest Road 40/4230 junction

Forest Road 40/41 junction

Forest Road 42/4240 junction

Forest Road 40/4270 junction


Six small fires were also reported near Sisters, Wednesday evening. Five were spotted near Forest Road 16, about four miles south of Sisters. One was reported northeast of Black Butte, near Forest Road 11. 


The cause of the Sheridan Fire and the six near Sisters all remain under investigation. 

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