Redmond, Oregon – The Emerson Fire northeast of Madras has been more accurately mapped at 10,529 acres and is now 60% contained. Firefighters will continue mop-up efforts today and the Type 3 incident management team in charge of the incident will transfer command back to the Ochoco National Forest tomorrow for final clean-up and monitoring.
Firefighters near Sisters responded to a hold-over fire from the lighting storm on July 26. The fire near Trout Creek Butte was contained at .10/acre.
As a reminder we are in EXTREME fire danger in Central Oregon. Fire officials want to remind the public that hot and dry weather conditions are forecasted to continue as we move into our peak fire season. Fire restrictions are now in place on public lands, limiting campfires to only designated campgrounds. The public is asked to avoid driving or parking over dry grass and properly extinguish cigarette butts before disposing of them. As a reminder, fireworks and exploding targets are always illegal on public lands.
This will be the last daily update from Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center until we respond to more fire activity. Until then, stay up-to-date with fire activity by following our Twitter account @CentralORFire.