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Reward Climbs For Info On Cause of Two Bulls Fire

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A wildfire that burned nearly 7-thousand acres and threatened hundreds of homes west of Bend is now 55 percent contained. Officials suspect the Two Bulls Fire was human caused. A reward for information that leads to a conviction of whoever's responsible is now nearly $2-thousand.

The reward was boosted Wednesday by a contribution from Eric and Robin Coats of Shevlin Sand & Gravel. The City of Bend, Deschutes County Sheriff's office and several businesses and individuals have contributed.

"What you see here is citizens really want the person or persons held accountable for this fire."

Captain Shane Nelson is with the Deschutes County Sheriff's office. Crews are on "mop up duty" on the Two Bulls Fire which was spotted Saturday. It spread quickly, aided by winds and dry conditions. At one point about 250 people were evacuated. The estimated cost of fighting the blaze is $ 3 million.

Central Oregon Fire Info blog

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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