BEND, OR -- Fire crews quickly attacked two new wildfires, over the weekend, making good progress by Sunday night and allowing officials to lift many of the previously issued evacuation notices.
The Teepee Fire (pictured), southeast of Bend, is estimated at 2,064 acres and is 40% contained. Investigators believe it started with an abandoned campfire. Late Sunday, evacuation warnings were reduced – areas at Level three are now Two; some have been lifted altogether. The blaze broke out Friday afternoon, near China Hat Road. Evacuations are now in place for the following areas:
Level Two (Get Set) for all areas south of Ford Road, west of FS Rd. 2016 outside the forest boundary.
Level One (Be Ready) for all areas south of Ford Road, west of Spencer Wells Road, east of FS Rd. 2016 and north of the forest boundary.
Click HERE for a map of the evacuation area.
Mop up also continues on the Willow Fire, northwest of Madras. It’s 60% contained at about 400 acres. Crews continue to patrol for hot spots and secure lines in the canyon. Evacuation warnings in Jefferson County were lifted Sunday morning.