Dean Drabin


Central Oregon Fire Info, July 17, 2024   Recently updated !

Central Oregon — After last night’s lightning activity and continued hot, dry weather in Central Oregon, several wildfires started today and fire activity picked up this afternoon. Reconnaissance flights, lookouts and ground crews identified several fire starts. Firefighters have responded to over 15 fires in the last 24 hours. Of those […]


Central Oregon Fire Info, July 10, 2024   Recently updated !

Central Oregon – Beginning Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 12:01 a.m., all lands managed by the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Prineville District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will move to an Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) II. This level restricts hours of operation for permitted commercial and industrial […]


Central Oregon Fire Info, July 1, 2024

Central Oregon – The Darlene 3 Fire is now at 75% containment and remains 3,889 acres. Firefighters continue mopping up and looking for hotspots within the first 100 feet of the fire perimeter. Standing, unstable burned trees and stump holes with hot ash are within the fire area, firefighters are remaining […]


Central Oregon Fire Info, June 30, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2024 10:00am Central Oregon – All containment lines on the Darlene 3 Fire held overnight, and the 3,889-acre fire is now 60% contained. Increasing containment and keeping the fire within its current footprint remain the primary focus. Crews will continue to identify and extinguish hot spots […]


Central Oregon Fire Info, June 29, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2024 10:00am Central Oregon —Fire crews were able to increase containment to 50% on the 3,889-acre Darlene 3 Fire. All containment lines held overnight. Increasing containment and keeping the fire within its current footprint remains the primary focus. Remaining fire crews will continue to watch for spotting […]


Central Oregon Fire Update, June 28, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2024 Central Oregon – Due to increasingly hot and dry conditions as well as increased fire starts, the Deschutes National Forest, Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland, and Prineville District Bureau of Land Management will move into Stage 1 public use fire restrictions on Monday, […]


Central Oregon Fire Info, June27, 2024

Central Oregon — After a day of heavy fire activity, firefighters worked through the night on the Darlene 3 Fire to conduct firing operations and complete containment lines. The Central Oregon Type 3 team remains in unified command with Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Red Team. The fire is currently 3889 […]


Central Oregon Fire Info, June 26, 2024

Central Oregon — Firefighters worked through the night on the Darlene 3 Fire establishing control lines around the fire perimeter. The Central Oregon Type 3 team with Incident Commander Vince Grace took command of the fire this morning and is in unified command with Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Red Team, […]


Central Oregon Fire Info Update, June 25, 2024

Central Oregon — Central Oregon Fire Management Service firefighters responded to the Darlene 3 Fire (Incident #289) around 12:45 p.m. this afternoon. The fire started approximately one mile southeast of La Pine on the east side of Darlene Way. The latest fire size estimate is 250 acres and growing with 0% […]