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Friday Morning Wildfire Update

BEND, OR -- All evacuation levels for the Fly Creek Fire, near Lake Billy Chinook, have been lifted. As of Thursday afternoon, the fire was 95% contained at 274 acres. Due to firefighter's progress, management will be downgraded Friday morning, with no more official updates. 

The Green Butte Fire, about 13 miles southeast of La Pine, is estimated at just 23 acres adn 25% contained. Firefighters continue mop-up efforts Friday to improve the fire line. 

Friday morning's Central Oregon Fire briefing is HERE

The Windigo Fire in the Umpqua National Forest, 20 miles southwest of La Pine, is estimated at 978 acres, as of Friday morning. Nearby, the Potter Fire is about 125 acres in the Willamette National Forest. Both remain 0% contained.

The Cedar Creek Fire, also on the Willamette, has grown to 830 acres. It's about 15 miles east of Oakridge. Crews continue to struggle with access as it’s burning in steep, rugged terrain. It's also zero contained.

The massive Miller Road Fire in Wasco County continues to burn grass and brush 8 miles southwest of Maupin. Friday morning estimates put it at 11,186 acres with 25% containment. Evacuations remain in place for areas near Maupin and Tygh Valley.

At a Thursday briefing, Vince Stafford, with the State Fire Marshal's Office said, "We did lose one primary structure out there. We were fighting around and then we brought in some heavy aircraft to help us. They did a great job catching that." Another 880 structures are still threatened. Stafford says more resources are coming, "So, you’re going to see a lot more activity, more equipment and crews being put on the fire." A unified command takes over Friday morning. 

Another fire in The Dalles pulled some resources from Miller Road. 

Click HERE to read the full Friday morning briefing from the Northwest Coordination Center. 


Photo: Cedar Creek Fire 08/04/22, courtesy NWCC

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