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Thursday Wildfire Update: Fires Expand, So Does Containment


There are several wildfires burning around Oregon.

The largest one – the Indian Creek Fire – is in the eastern part of the state, burning southeast of the Malheur National Forest. It’s currently at 48,128 acres and is 40% contained.

The P-515 and Lionshead fires are burning on the Warm Springs Reservation. Combined, these fires are over 7,600 acres. The P-515 is 65% contained and Lionshead is 15% contained.

The Laurel Fire is just under 1,300 acres and is 60% contained, burning in Wheeler County.

The Green Ridge Fire is at 4,348 acres, burning on the Deschutes National Forest and private land, about 12 miles north of Sisters. It’s still 23% contained. There are closures in place for the Deschutes National Forest.

The Frog Fire on the Ochoco National Forest is just over 4,000 acres and is 65% contained.

And, the White River Fire on the Mt. Hood National Forest is 2,775 acres and at 10% containment. The Wasco County sheriff has extended a Level 1 "Be Ready" evacuation alert to several areas.

They are:

  • The area east from Bear Springs Ranger Station along Hwy 216 through Pine Grove to the intersection of Endersby Rd and 216, also included are all of Endersby Rd, Linns Mill Rd and Kelly Springs Rd.
  • All residences on Smock Road west of the intersection of Smock Road and Ayres Road to include all residences on Barber Lane and Farlow Road.
  • The "Be Ready" notice will remain in place for Sportsman’s Park.

Born and raised in Eugene, Anni started at KLCC in 2000 as a reporter and co-host of Northwest Passage. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Anni moved to New York City. She worked in education for several years before returning to her true love, journalism. Anni co-founded and co-hosted Dailysonic, a narrative-based news podcast. She interned at WNYC's On The Media, then becoming WNYC's assistant producer of Morning Edition.
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