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Update: Lightning Strikes Cause New Wildfires Around Oregon


There are over a dozen wildfires burning around Oregon.

The largest one – the Indian Creek Fire – is in the eastern part of the state. It’s currently at 49,139 acres and is 20% contained.

The P-515 and Lionshead Fires are burning in areas of timber with grass, shrub and a patchy conifer understory on the Warm Springs Reservation. Combined, these fires are over 6,400 acres. The P-515 is 35% contained and Lionshead is 5% contained.

The Laurel Fire is just under 1,300 acres and is 25% contained, burning in Wheeler County.

The Green Ridge Fire is at 4,349 acres, burning on the Deschutes National Forest and private land, about 12 miles north of Sisters. It’s 13% contained. There are closures in place for the Deschutes National Forest.

The Frog Fire on the Ochoco National Forest is almost 4,000 acres and is 40% contained. There are closures in place – for that information, go to centraloregonfire.org.