Crews continue progress on several Central Oregon Fires


Crews continue to fight several fires burning throughout Central Oregon.

The Green Ridge Fire has a total perimeter of 4,338 as of Friday morning, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. The perimeter of the fire is completely lined with a 40% containment.

The Level 1 (Be Ready) pre-evacuation notice was lifted at 11 a.m. Thursday morning for residences near the Green Ridge Fire near Camp Sherman, according to the Deschutes and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Offices.

The Level 1 notice was issued for the following areas:

-Residences along Indian Ford Road from Highway 20 to Stevens Canyon Road

-Residences east of FLy Lake Road to Stevens Canyon Road, including all residences along Stevens Canyon Road

-Residences and campgrounds west of USFS 14 within the Metolius Basin in the Camp Sherman area

-Residences in Jefferson County north of the Deschutes County line, west of Whychus Creek and the Deschutes River north to Lake Billy Chinook, including areas referred to as Geneva, Grandview, Three Rivers, Air Park Estates, Perry South and Monty Campgrounds

A Fire Weather Watch is in effect Friday because of elevated winds, low humidity and temperatures around 90 degrees. Crews will be on high alert for potential spotting over the containment line given the weather forecast.

The Deschutes National Forest Area Closure remains in place.

A Level 1 evacuation notice was also lifted on Thursday for residences on Trout Lake Road, west of US-26, near the P-515 Fire in Warm Springs.

As of Friday morning, the P-515 fire is 4,609 acres and is 70% contained. Fire lines held Thursday and crews continue to mop up hotspots Friday.

The Lionshead Fire, also on the Warm Springs Reservation, is at 4,866 acres and is 15% contained as of Friday. Crews will continue to push further west out on the J-200 Road as the fire moves towards Camp Creek Butte.

On Friday, firefighters will continue to mop up and patrol containment lines along the Frog Fire burning southeast of Prineville, which is at 4,020 acres and a 80% containment.

High winds, dry fuels and low humidity on Friday could test containment lines on the Frog Fire, according to Central Oregon Fire Info.


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