Homes were evacuated in an area near La Pine due to a house fire that was spreading to nearby homes and the wilderness. The evacuations were lifted less than an hour later.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday that the fire was in the area of Boundary Road and Camino De Oro.
Level 3 evacuation notices — which mean “Go Now” — were issued to homes in the immediate area. Those evacuations were lifted by 3:45 p.m., but some roads will remain closed while fire crews continue working in the area.
No further details, including the cause of the fire, were immediately available.