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New fire north of Madras, northwest of Willowdale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2024

Central Oregon – A new fire, north of Madras and roughly six miles northwest of Willowdale, Ore, began today around 2:30 p.m.

The Trout Creek Fire is approximately 700 acres. The fire started on Bureau of Land Management land and is burning in grass, brush, and juniper. The cause remains under investigation.

Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and Jefferson County resources have been responding to the fire throughout the afternoon. Five engines, one hotshot crew, one helicopter, three air tankers, and various other resources have been working on the fire.

Firefighters will remain on scene overnight.

Smoke may be visible from Madras, Highway 97, and surrounding areas.

For current wildland fire information, the public can visit centraloregonfire.org or follow fire information on X (Twitter) @CentralORfire. Call 9-1-1 to report a wildfire.

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