High Temps & Gusty Winds Increase Fire Activity in Central Oregon
Gusty winds and hot temperatures have increased fire behavior in central Oregon, especially the Green Ridge Fire northeast of Camp Sherman. It’s now estimated at 500 acres.
The fire on the Deschutes National Forest saw tremendous growth Tuesday as wind pushed it east. The Green Ridge Fire is currently 5% contained. There are no evacuations in place, but officials have sealed off an area that includes Forest Road 11, north of the Black Butte trailhead.
Work continues on the Lily Fire northeast of Lily Lake on the Deschutes National Forest. The blaze, which is burning through the 1996 Charlton Fire scar, is now estimated to be 30 acres and 10% contained. The heel of the fire is within 100 feet of the Pacific Crest Trail. Officials anticipate closures will be put into place Wednesday.
And, the Frog Fire on the Ochoco National Forest, east of Prineville is now estimated to be 210 acres.