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Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Update – Long Bend Fire | June 22, 2024

Central Oregon — This afternoon around 4:15 p.m. Central Oregon Fire Management Service firefighters responded to the Long Bend Fire (Incident #277). The fire is burning approximately four miles southwest of Maupin on the west side of the Deschutes River. Currently the fire is burning on Bureau of Land Management land.

Responding resources included engines, rappellers, a Type 1 and a Type 2 helicopter and air attack. Firefighters on the ground were supported by helicopter water drops.

The fire is currently 108 acres and is 0% contained. Firefighters are remaining on-scene overnight. Additional resources, including a Central Oregon Type 3 Incident Management Team will arrive tomorrow morning.

A precautionary evacuation is now in place for Harpham Flat Campground & Wapinitia Campground. Boaters in the general area are asked to use caution as helicopters may be dipping water out of the river.

For current wildfire information, the public can visit centraloregonfire.org or follow fire information on X (Twitter) @CentralORFire.

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