La Pine, Ore – Firefighters continue to successfully hold the Darlene Fire within the containment lines established through yesterday and last night. The fire remains at 588 acres.
The focus of today’s efforts has been addressing spot fires and proactively reinforcing lines around the fire. Air tankers were used today on the east side of the fire to make sure that spot fires did not burn through the lines.
After assessments were made, 3 residences, 1 recreational vehicle, and 11 other structures were burned during the fire yesterday.
Many are contributing to the fighting and supporting the fire that burned on BLM Prineville District managed lands, Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands, Deschutes National Forest lands, and lands protected by Walker Range Fire Protection District.
A Type 2 team will in-brief this evening and will take over managing the fire beginning of shift on Thursday.
Please continue to monitor the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department website for current evacuation information: https://bit.ly/3eeTRx1.
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