Redmond, OR – Several hundred lightning strikes blanketed Central Oregon today and firefighters are still responding to new smoke reports.
At press time, firefighters are staffing 9 fires that have been reported today, most of them held at .10 acre, with the largest at 1 acre and minimal spread potential in the Diamond Peak Wilderness being staffed by smokejumpers.
A Red Flag Warning remains in place through Friday at 11:00 p.m. for abundant lightning and gusty outflow winds. Central Oregon received varying amounts of rain though downpours were reported over the two large fires in the area, the Milli Fire west of Sisters, and the Nash Fire burning near Nash Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness.
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