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Local Wildfires Send Smoke Back Into Area

PRINEVILLE, OR -- Evacuation levels have been lowered around the Nash Fire in the Three Sisters Wilderness. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office reduced notices from Level Two to Level One, for areas around Elk Lake and Hosmer Lake, and the Lava Lake area is no longer under any evacuation warnings. The Nash Fire has burned 6,680 acres and continues to impact travel on Highway 242.


In Crook County, the Desolation Fire (pictured) remains 0% contained; it's burned 2,252 acres in the Ochoco National Forest and is still sending smoke into the Prineville area. The blaze stayed within planned containment lines, overnight, and most of the growth has occurred within the Mill Creek Wilderness. The Crook County Sheriff's Office lowered evacuation levels from Two to One, Friday morning. A temporary closure order remains in effect for all of the Mill Creek Wilderness and Forest Service land north of the wilderness up to and including Forest Roads 27, 2730 and 2745. 

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