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PRINEVILLE, OR -- Firefighters worked through the weekend to strengthen containment lines around a wildfire near Elkhorn campground in the Maury Mountains. The 1700-acre fire began as a prescribed burn to improve range and forest health within a 333-acre unit of the Ochoco National Forest. Unexpected wind pushed the fire across containment lines on Thursday, creating the wildfire. A temporary closure is in effect for hunters and other visitors in the area.

 

Deschutes National Forest crews expect to ignite three prescribed burns in the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District, south of Bend, Tuesday and Wednesday. This week's projects include 175-acres on the west side of Wake Butte and two smaller units near Fall River Campgrounds. Other burns are slated for West Bend, near La Pine State Park and near Sunriver. All burns are weather permitting. 

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