PRINEVILLE, OR -- Firefighters responded to two new incidents, Tuesday afternoon. The largest forced evacuations of several homes in Prineville. The Barnes Butte Fire (pictured) was held at 16 acres, with the help of ground and aerial crews, including one hot shot team. Firefighters mopped up the perimeter overnight and the Red Cross is helping those impacted by the fire activity.
Firefighters also responded to a blaze east of Sunriver, holding it to just a half-acre. The causes of both fires are under investigation.
WED. A.M. UPDATE (6/27/18) Crook County Fire and Rescue says two homes near were damaged in the Barnes Butte Fire, and a fifth wheel trailer was destroyed. Officials say battling the blaze was a multi agency coordination effort, "Local, state and federal resources happened to be stationed just blocks from where the fire started and were on scene within minutes." When crews arrived, they say multiple homes were threatened near NE Laughlin, NE Compass and NE Denton roads, with the trailer fully involved in fire. Firefighters were able to divert the flames around the home.