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Smoke from Niagara Fire shrouds Detroit Lake

Jennifer Velez/U.S. Forest Service

New forest fire burning near Detroit Lake, Highway 22

A forest fire broke out Saturday afternoon in the steep, tree-covered hills over Detroit Lake and within hours was within a mile of state Highway 22, prompting ODOT to urge drivers to use other routes that connect Central Oregon with the Willamette Valley.

Shevlin Fire

Shevlin Fire update: Blaze was human-caused

As crews continued mop-up work Friday, investigators said the 10-acre wildfire that broke out Thursday afternoon along Tumalo Creek in Shevlin Park west of Bend was human-caused.

Sleepy Hollow Fire Wenatchee, Wash.

KING5 News

Early start to Northwest wildfire season; more danger ahead

SEATTLE (AP) — Predictions of an early wildfire season have come true in the Northwest as low snowpack levels, record warm temperatures and very dry conditions have helped fuel blazes weeks earlier than usual.

Fire off China Hat Josh DeFebbo

Josh DeFebbo

Big wildfires keep growing; new blaze lined SE of Bend

On a hot holiday Friday for many Central Oregonians, hundreds of firefighters battled near Dayville and south of Clarno, while a small new blaze drew attention late in the day three miles southeast of Bend

Fire camp near Dayville

COIDC

Fire near Dayville still growing; new fire south of Clarno

The fast-growing, now nearly 13,000-acre Corner Creek Fire 11 miles south of Dayville has prompted an area closure of trails and campgrounds in and near the Black Canyon Wilderness while sending smoke streaming west and causing hazy skies in Central Oregon, officials said Thursdsay.

Bend fire danger labeled extreme

Bend Fire & Rescue

Central Oregon fire chiefs boost danger level to 'extreme'

Due to hot and dry weather conditions and the low amount of live fuel moisture, Bend Fire & Rescue and other area fire departments have increased the level of fire danger to "extreme," officials said Thursday -- as a red flag warning was issued for extreme

Corner Creek Fire

Wolf Mountain Lookout

Fire south of Dayville doubles to nearly 13,000 acres

About 350 firefighters working in hot conditions have brought the Sugarloaf Fire north of Dayville to 40 percent containment, but a new fire south of the small community doubled in size Wednesday to over 12,000 acres, prompting an area closure.

Corner Creek Fire from Durgan Ranch

L. Smith/COIDC

Wildfire near Dayville races across 6,000 acres as heat lingers

Fire crews kept working Tuesday on several fires burning around Central Oregon and kept close watch for any new holdover fires from the lightning storms that moved through the area in recent days. Numerous others were being fought around the state.

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C.O. fire officials urge extreme caution over holiday

With the Fourth of July holiday fast approaching, Central Oregon firefighters and land managers said Tuesday they want to remind the public to recreate safely on federal public lands this weekend.

Fire near Black Canyon Wilderness Area

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Central Oregon crews tackling several new wildfires

More than 200 firefighters worked Monday to contain a lightning-sparked fire north of Dayville that has blackened over 4,600 acres, as crews tackled several new blazes spotted after a weekend of thunder and lightning over much Central Oregon.

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