Central Oregon Fire Update
PRINEVILLE, Ore. – Crews are working to contain a fire that was started last night nine miles southeast of Dufur,Oregon, north of Maupin. The Oak Canyon Fire 60% contained at 930 acres and is burning in light grasses, brush and some juniper on private lands.
Two 20-person crews are working the fire in addition to five rappellers, six engines, four helicopters and two Single Engine Air Tankers. Aerial resources supported the crews on the ground in addition to helping to keep the fire out of the Deschutes River basin. Fire line has nearly been completed around the fire area and crews will continue to work into the evening and tomorrow securing those lines. The fire is human caused and was ignited approximately 6:00 p.m. on July 24.
Additionally, fire officials and law enforcement officials extinguished three unauthorized campfires throughout the day. As a reminder, Central Oregon is currently in Public Use Restrictions, which means that campfires are prohibited outside of designated campgrounds in established fire rings. For more information on these restrictions, including a list of designated campgrounds visit this website.