Wildfire burns 21 acres near Three Rivers, Lake Billy Chinook

A human-caused wildfire broke out Saturday morning near the Three Rivers subdivision south of Lake Billy Chinook, burning more than 20 acres and prompting a quick call-out of fire crews and air retardant planes.



Fire Weather Warning:

Issued at: 2:27 PM PDT on July 30, 2016, expires at: 9:00 PM PDT on July 30, 2016
  • ...Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM PDT this evening for gusty winds and low humidity...
  • affected area...in Oregon...fire zone 640 covering central Oregon and the Prineville district.
  • Wind...west to northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
  • Humidity...7 to 15 percent.
  • Impacts...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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