Fire northeast of Cultus Lake caught fast, kept small


Fire crews responded to a new start about a mile west of Lucky Lake, and about 4.5 mi northeast of Cultus Lake on Saturday morning.

The blaze was caught fast and kept small according to a Tweet from Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch.


The fire is was initially sized up at 1.5 acres, but that number was later reduced to a half acre.

The blaze was reported to be in timber and brush on the Deschutes National Forest west of the Cascade Lakes Highway.

Air resources, including single engine air tankers were dispatched, but later released.

Due to the location, engine crews had to hike into the fire.


A fire official with Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch told Central Oregon Daily News there were no evacuations of campgrounds or resorts in the area at this time.

Firefighters have been busy after multiple rounds of lightning storms moved through the state earlier in the week.

Overnight Tuesday, the Oregon Department of Forestry’s multi-mission aircraft used to detect fires spotted 21 new starts.

▶️ Red-eye: Oregon fire detection plane looks for new starts in dead of night

Fire officials say currently no large fires are burning in Central Oregon.



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