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Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Update – Long Bend Fire | June 26, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2024

Central Oregon — Firefighters have increased containment to 60% on the 1,024-acre Long Bend Fire. The fire is located approximately two miles southwest of Maupin on the west side of the Deschutes River.

Firefighters will continue to identify and extinguish sources of heat within the fire perimeter to further secure control lines. Most of the remaining heat is still along Wapinitia Creek so crews and aircraft will primarily focus their efforts in that area again today. Crews will also continue to patrol the flanks of the fire that are contained to ensure the fire stays within the established containment lines. Aircraft will assist ground resources by dropping water to cool hot spots as needed.

There may be temporary delays for river users when helicopters are dipping water out of the river again today. Boaters should use caution and follow directions from firefighters and river staff. Boaters should also avoid pulling over within the fire perimeter as the fire is still not fully contained and there could be hot ash pits, rolling rocks, or other fire-related hazards.

The incident will transition back down from the Central Oregon Type 3 Incident Management Team to a Type 4 Incident Commander at 6 a.m. tomorrow, June 27. This will be the final written daily update for the Long Bend Fire.

Resources assigned to the incident include 1 Type 2 initial attack crew, 5 engines, 1 Type 2 helicopter, 1 Type 3 helicopter, and 12 overhead personnel.

The fire started the afternoon of Saturday, June 22. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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

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