PRINEVILLE, OR -- Wildland fire crews are working a 50-acre fire discovered Wednesday in the Maury Mountains, south of Prineville. The Hammer Fire is burning in dead and down fuels in the Hammer Creek and Florida Creek drainages, about eight miles south Post.
Multiple engines and a Redmond Hotshot crew responded, along with several hand crews. They hope to have it contained late Thursday or Friday. Officials say the fire is human caused, originating from an abandoned warming fire.