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 cautious and taking care of these hazards as they can safely do so. Personnel are working to rehabilitate fire suppression activities within the interior portion of the fire and are back hauling supplies that are no longer needed. Resources working the fire have been identified to help with initial attack should there be any new starts in the area.

Tuesday morning a local Type 4 incident commander will assume command of the Darlene 3 Fire. The COFMS Type 3 team will work closely with the incoming incident commander today to ensure there is a seamless transition of the fire. Engines, handcrews, water tenders, falling teams and heavy equipment will continue to work under the incoming Type 4 incident commander securing and rehabilitating the fire area. This will be the last daily update for the Darlene 3 Fire.

A warming trend begins today in Central Oregon, with temperatures by the end of the week expected to be near 100 degrees. With the Fourth of July holiday approaching visitors and community members need to remember it only takes one spark to cause the next accidental wildfire. Public use fire restrictions went into effect today across Central Oregon. Please be sure to recreate responsibly and check fire restrictions for private and public lands.

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For the most up-to-date official evacuation information please visit Deschutes County evacuation information: www.deschutes.org/emergency.

Air quality information can be found at aqi.oregon.gov or by downloading the OregonAir app.

The public is urged to respect the current FS and BLM closure areas for the safety of themselves and our firefighters. Closure areas are being evaluated daily, and as fire activity allows the areas will be changed as appropriate. The Prairie Campground and the Rosland OHV area and associated trails will remain closed temporarily. McKay Crossing Campground, Ogden Group Campground and 6 Mile Sno Park reopened at noon on Sunday, June 30.

An Area Emergency Closure is in effect on the Deschutes National Forest, the notice and closure map are available here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd1183408.pdf. Paulina Lake Road and Forest Service Road 22 east of the closure boundary are still open for public use.

The Prineville District Bureau of Land Management’s Emergency Public Land Closure also remains in effect. This notice is available online at https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/oregon-washington/fire-restrictions.

For continued updates on this fire and future wildfires in Central Oregon, visit centraloregonfire.org or follow fire information on X (Twitter) @CentralORFire. The Central Oregon Fire Info phone line is also available for community and media at: 541.316.7711.