Lightning brings new fire starts


Last updated 7/29/2021 at Noon

Late thunderstorms with lightning caused several wildfire incidents across Central Oregon beginning at just after 4 p.m. this evening, Central Oregon Fire Information reports.

Fires were reported near Black Butte, south of La Pine State Park, and several in the Phil’s Trail, Tumalo Creek, and Skyliner’s Road northwest of Bend before 5 p.m.

Initial attack resources were prepped for the anticipated lightning and crews were deployed to reported fires quickly. By 5:30 p.m. the fires at Black Butte, Phil’s Trail, Tumalo Creek, and were all reported to be 0.1 of an acre.

Initial attack resources will continue to respond as more starts are expected throughout the evening and into tomorrow.

For current wildland fire information, the public can visit or follow fire information on Twitter @CentralORfire.

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