The over 12,500-acre Waterman Complex of wildfires near Mitchell improved to 80 percent containment Tuesday -- and the lowest, Level 1 evacuation notice was lifted Wednesday morning for the formerly evacuated area of Marks Creek.:
With hot and dry weather returning and numerous wildfires being tackled, federal land managers in Central Oregon said Wednesday they are implementing campfire restrictions, except in designated campgrounds.
As thunderstorms lingered for a second day Wednesday, Central Oregon's initial attack crews were busy finding and dousing the dozens of small new fire starts reported from Tuesday's hundreds of lightning strikes across the area and 12,000-plus statewide.
A free residential document shredding event, food drive and drug disposal event will take place at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Substation in Sisters, 703 N. Larch, Sisters, Oregon, on Saturday, July 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.