Friday, August 19, 2016

New Fire Starts on SW Side of Tumalo Mountain

Bend, Ore - Numerous firefighters are headed to Tumalo Mountain, across from Mount Bachelor to suppress a new wildfire that started about an hour ago. Incident #516 is approximately 1/4 acre, but burning actively. Two helicopters and one heavy airtanker are on the way to support the firefighters.

Cascade Lakes Highway is open at this time, and vehicles should move through the area with caution. Please avoid stopping on the highway to watch fire operations.

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