CENTRAL OREGON – The Tepee Fire southeast of Bend is now 75% contained and the Willow Fire is now 100% contained.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office dropped all evacuation levels for the Tepee Fire last night at 6:30 p.m. With the 2,027 acres now 75% contained, the Type 4 incident management team now assigned to the fire will continue mopping up containment lines until containment is reached. An area closure remains in place on the Deschutes National Forest for the area around and adjacent to the fire area, including the northwest section of the East Fort Rock OHV Trail System. For a map of the closure area, visit: centraloregonfire.org.
The 428 acre Willow Fire will now be in monitor status. There could be smoke visible from the interior of the fire. Do not report. Firefighters will continue monitoring this fire for the next several weeks.
This will be the final update from COIDC until fire activity increases.