On Friday, May 26, 2017, around 1500 hours, a fire was reported 11 miles West of Bend and just North of Skyliners Road in Central Oregon. At the time of the fire it was only observed at 10 acres but would quickly grow Friday evening into 125 acres and holding.
Firefighters would be working throughout the night to attempt suppress and contain the ever-growing wildfire.
“Several engines, crews and one helicopter responded to the fire, partly burning in the scar of the Bridge Creek Fire, and it is 10% contained as of 8:00 p.m. Several crews will continue working through the night on the fire to build and secure fire lines.” – Central OR Fire
This is the first fire for the Central Oregon area and we can say their Wildfire season has officially begun.
Resources & Equipment
A Type 3 IMT IC Travis Moyer and ICT Mike Aizpitarte assumed command of the fire at 0700 hours on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Sunday fire operations will include 3 wildland fire engines, 1 dozer, 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew, 4 crews, 1 Type 2 helicopter and several overhead positions managing the blaze.
US Forest Service, Bend Fire and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.
Current Fire Conditions
Around 0900 hours on Saturday morning, Firefighters continued building containment lines on the E, N & S and had constructed fire line throughout the night were expected to finish the East flank this later in the morning.
Fire crews have successful kept the fire at 125 acres and reached a 10% containment status.
We are using the #CougarButteFire hashtag along with #ORwildfires2017 #OR.
More updates will be posted here, as more details become available.
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