Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Update – July 10, 2024 | McCaffery Fire

Central Oregon — Yesterday firefighters on the McCaffery Fire east of Redmond spent a successful day further securing the fire and addressing hot spots. The McCaffery Fire remains 458 acres and is now 100% contained. This will be the last update unless significant changes occur.

Yesterday at 7 p.m., the Central Oregon Type 3 incident management team transferred command to a local Type 4 incident commander as the Type 3 team received reassignment to an emerging incident. Several resources will remain on the incident following the transition to ensure the fire stays within its current footprint. Resources assigned include 14 engines, 1 Type 2 crew, 4 water tenders, 1 skidgeon, 1 dozer and overhead resources.

The fire is burning on Prineville District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. The BLM has implemented a temporary area closure 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 Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office lowered the evacuation notice for the areas on Sunny Sage Road off of McCaffery Road to a Level 1 “Be Ready”. The Crook County Sheriff’s Office reduced the evacuation level for the area of west Powell Butte Estates and the area to the south of Powell Butte Highway in Crook County to a Level 1 “Be Ready”. 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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