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Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Update – July 8, 2024 | McCaffery Fire

Central Oregon — Firefighters on the McCaffery Fire east of Redmond will spend the day securing containment lines and infrastructure, including the Oregon Army National Guard BIAK Training Center.  The McCaffery Fire is now 458 acres and 25% contained.

Hot and dry conditions will continue to challenge firefighters as they work on mopping up the perimeter and increasing containment. Several hot spots outside of the perimeter were identified and contained by crews yesterday and firefighters anticipate that another day of high temperatures will help them identify any spot fires outside of containment lines. Aviation resources remain available to assist firefighters on the ground in cooling hot spots along with 18 engines, 3 Type 2 initial attack crews, 1 Type 2 crew, 3 water tenders, 2 skidgeons, 1 dozer and overhead resources.

The fire is burning on Prineville District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands and on Sunday, July 7, the BLM put a temporary area closure in place for the safety of the public and the firefighters working to contain the McCaffery Fire. To read the closure order in its entirety, visit: Prineville District BLM Temporary Area Closure.

Yesterday at 6:00 p.m., Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office lowered the evacuation notice for the areas on Sunny Sage Road off of McCaffery Road to a Level 2 “Be Set”. The Level 2 evacuation notice remains in place for the area of west Powell Butte Estates and the area to the south of Powell Butte Highway in Crook County. Stay up to date on Crook County Emergency Alerts by visiting: alertcrookcounty.org/ To sign-up for Deschutes County Emergency Alerts visit: deschutes.org/911/page/sign-deschutes-alerts.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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

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