Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Update – July 4

Central Oregon – Crews responded to four new fires yesterday, the largest was incident 500 northeast of Big Summit Prairie near Barnhouse Campground on the Ochoco National Forest that was held at 1 acre. There was also a small but highly visible fire called Farewell Springs that was held at .36 acre near Cougar Butte near Skyliner Road on the Deschutes National Forest.

The largest fire in the Central Oregon remains the Wrentham Market Fire currently estimated at 7,222 acres east of Dufur in Wasco County. It is now 91% contained. For more information on this fire, visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7589/

The Rattlesnake Fire is estimated at 5,479 acres with 65% containment burning on Prineville District BLM managed lands in the area of South Junction campground and the Warm Springs Reservation. For more information on this fire, visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7592/

The Ryegrass Fire is now 50% contained at 1,102 acres east of the Maury Mountains and south of the Paulina Highway on Prineville District BLM lands. Crews will continue mop up today.

The Dry Creek Fire (incident 449) remains and is now 50% contained. Crews are continuing to secure and mop up the perimeter of the fire burning south of the historic Rager Ranger Station on the Prineville District BLM

The Sulphur Spring Fire (incident 447) by Maupin Butte east of the Maury Mountains on Prineville District BLM lands and south of Paulina Highway is 81 acres and 50% contained. Crews are continuing mop up today.

The Black Mountain Fire (incident 475) is in the area of Deep Creek on the Ochoco National Forest, 6-7 miles east of Big Summit Prairie. Crews are continuing to hold and secure the 150 acre fire and it is now 40% contained.

The Bologna Fire, burning on private ownership and Prineville District Bureau of Land Management lands near Spray is 75% contained.  Today the fire will have one crew and one engine assigned to the fire.  They will be working to find any hot spots within the perimeter and monitoring the fire.

With a return to hot and dry conditions over the holiday weekend, fire officials anticipate more fire starts to pop up in the next two weeks. The public is reminded that we remain in EXTREME fire danger and public use restrictions are in place on all federally managed public lands.

For up-to-date information on Central Oregon fires, visit or www.twitter.com/CentralORFire

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