Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Update – Cottonwood Fire | August 29, 2023
Central Oregon — This afternoon Central Oregon Fire Management Service firefighters responded to the Cottonwood Fire (Incident #748) burning 17 miles southeast of Wasco adjacent to Highway 206 in the John Day River drainage. The fire is burning on Prineville District-BLM, State and private lands.
The fire is estimated at 4,000 acres and is 0% contained. Fire is currently established on both sides of the John Day River.
Resources on scene include 12 engines and miscellaneous overhead in addition to several local and county resources. Firefighters on the ground were supported throughout the day by two large airtankers, four single-engine airtankers, a lead plane, a Type-3 helicopter and air attack. Additional resources are in route.
Highway 206 is closed between Condon and Wasco. Motorists can monitor the road closure and travel information by visiting tripcheck.com. Additionally, Cottonwood State Park is also closed. More information regarding Cottonwood State Park can be found by visiting stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=park.profile&parkId=195.
For current wildland fire information, the public can visit centraloregonfire.org or follow fire information on Twitter @CentralORFire.
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