Prineville, Oregon – The Frog Fire was started by lightning on the afternoon of Sunday, August 16. Firefighters responded to the incident immediately, building containment lines in steep, rugged terrain.
Crews worked the blaze for several days before a Type 2 Incident Management Team was brought in to add capacity to firefighting efforts. The fire is now 90% contained and crews will work this week to achieve full containment.
While the fire perimeter is cold to the touch, the interior fire area still has pockets of heat. This fire will likely smoke and smolder until winter snow and cold temperatures completely extinguish it. Please do not report this fire to dispatch or emergency services. Firefighters will continually monitor it until it is declared “controlled” or dead out.
An area closure is put in place for all U.S. Forest Service managed lands west of Forest Road 16 in the Maury Mountains. This closure is being implemented for the safety of the public and firefighters working in the area. To view the closure order and map, visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ochoco/alerts-notices