Multiple Central Oregon fires started with Sunday thunderstorms

Fly Creek Fire July 31, 2022

At least 15 new fire “incidents” were started Sunday following thunderstorms that moved through the region. The search is on for as many as six others that have been reported.

Central Oregon Fire Information said firefighterds responded to the West Cultus Fire located roughly 2 miles northwest of Cultus Lake on the Deschutes National Forest. The fire is a tenth-of-an acre burning in heavy dead and down. One handcrew is assigned to the fire today and they are making good progress.

Resources are also mopping up the 1-acre Juniper Creek Fire located roughly 10 air-miles south of the Fly Creek Fire.

Among the other fires currently known about:

Fly Creek Fire: Burning north of the Three Rivers Subdivision along the Metolious arm of Lake Billy Chinook. Estimated 280 acres burning in grass, brush and juniper. It is 5% contained.

RELATED: Campground evacuated for Fly Creek Fire near Lake Billy Chinook

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RELATED: 60-acre Potter Fire burning south of Potter Mountain; PCT closure

Jefferson County Sheriff issued a Level 3 “GO NOW” fire evacuation notice for the Perry South and Monty Campgrounds due to the Fly Creek Fire.

Potter Fire: At least 60 acres, burning on the Willamette National Forest, south of Potter Mountain, on the Middle Fork Ranger District. 

Forebay 1 Fire: Approximately 4 acres just north of Lemolo 1 forebay in the Umpqua National Forest

Fire 237: ½ acre located northwest of Lemolo 1 forebay in the Umpqua National Forest



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