The Butte Fire, which broke out on the Diamond Lake Ranger District on the Umpqua National Forest late Tuesday afternoon near Windigo Butte, is now estimated at 120 acres and is also burning on Deschutes National Forest.
From a press release
Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller reports that yesterday his deputies and members of the Linn County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team rescued a Portland man who had broken his leg while elk hunting in the Browder Ridge area.
From the Willamette National Forest
Due to increased fire activity near Pyramid Butte, an area closure for the northern section of the Mount Jefferson Wilderness is being issued by the Willamette and Mount Hood National Forests.
The closure will be...
About two dozen firefighters from agencies across Lane County arrived home Wednesday morning after working the Deer Ridge Fire east of Medford, Ore. On Monday, Governor Ted Kulongoski called for statewide help.
The fire was 25 percent contained as of Friday morning, with continued firefighting traffic and a quilt show in Sisters expected to make for congested travel on the Santiam Pass this weekend. There were 538 people assigned to the fire as of Friday.
Travelers on Highway 20 near Sisters need to use caution even as cooler temperatures Tuesday helped firefighters battling the 650-acre blaze burning on the east side of Black Butte: There's a quilt show 7 miles away in Sisters, Ore., this weekend.
The 350-acre wildfire that prompted evacuations of a campground and a fire lookout in Central Oregon was 10 percent contained Tuesday morning. No homes have been evacuated, and no injuries to people or damage to private property has been reported.
Fire crews evacuated a campground and a fire lookout Monday as precautions as crews raced to battle a wildfire on Black Butte. The fire has already burned more than 300 acres so far and most likely was started by lightning.
The U.S. Forest Service said the fire near Black Butte has already burned more than 100 acres so far and most likely was started by lightning. Firefighters said the blaze is not yet threatening campgrounds or buildings.
Last summer as the flames from the Royce Butte fire marched towards the eastern Cascades outpost of Crescent Lake Junction, a shift in the wind saved the Crescent Lake General Store from destruction. On Wednesday night, the flames caught up with the store.
Less than a week after forest fires closed two highways across the Oregon Cascades, both routes are open and one of the blazes is completely contained. Highways 58 and 138 are open to traffic with slower posted speeds in some areas.