A wildfire that started north of Madras Sunday afternoon has been mapped at 1,550 acres as of Monday afternoon and is 25% contained.
The Trout Creek Fire started about 1:00 p;m. Sunday. It was burning in grass, brush, and juniper on private lands, but was threatening Prineville BLM administered lands.
The Forest Service did not announce the cause.
USFS said firefighting resources will remain on the fire. Resources responding were the local Rangeland Protection Association, Jefferson County, BLM and USFS.
Drivers should be aware that there could be potential delays on Highway 97 north of Madras.