Three homes, one RV, and 11 other structures lost in Darlene Fire

Photo: Sherry Ferris

Fire officials report three homes, one RV, and 11 other structures were destroyed Tuesday in the Darlene Fire in southeast La Pine.

All losses come from the burn area outside the La Pine Rural Fire district.

The 588-acre fire is now completely lined.

Firefighters were able to finish the fire line Tuesday evening by using dozer lines and the existing road system.

La Pine Rural Fire Protection Fire Chief Mike Supkis said he was happy to report no structures were lost within the La Pine Rural Fire district.

“A great success by firefighters once again,” he said.

Evacuation zones remain in place in the area, and the current map can be seen below.

Red= Level 3, “Go Now”

Orange= Level 2, “Get Ready”

Current updates on all evacuation notices can be found here.

The American Red Cross continues to run a temporary evacuation checkpoint at La Pine Middle School.

Firefighters will continue fighting the flames today, as a red flag warning of high winds and low humidity goes into place from noon Wednesday through 11 p.m. Thursday.

Structure protection and the safety of those living in the area is the top priority.

Crews will be strengthening lines and working to put out any spot fires.

Air resources, dozers, engines, hand crews, and water tenders will be used to battle the fire.

A Type 2 team will take over management of the fire tomorrow.


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