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Fuzztail Fire Forces Campground Evacuation

BEND, OR -- Thunderstorms moved through Central Oregon Tuesday afternoon, bringing scattered rain and the potential for new fires.

The Fuzztail Fire was reported Tuesday about five miles south of Bend. Sheriff’s deputies responded to China Hat Road and asked the public to avoid the area. The Swamp Wells Horse Camp was evacuated. Swamp Wells Trail is closed from FSRD 18 to the Swam Wells Horse Camp. The entirety of Fuzztail Butte Trail is also closed.

Initial fire attack included two air tankers, two dozers, four engines and a water tender. As of 5:30 p.m. it was estimated at 12 acres. 

While a smoke column from the Fuzztail Fire could be seen from Bend, the region is experiencing the most smoke impacts from other firest in the Willamette National Forest. Check air quality in your area HERE


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