At 1:35 pm this afternoon, several fires along Hwy 126 were reported. The highway has been closed by ODOT between Cline Falls and Fryrear Rd. This incident numbered 1077 is totaling approximate 11 acres across three distinct fires. Engines, helicopters, single engine air tankers and smokejumpers (by vehicle) responded to the fire. Engines included response from Cloverdale Fire Department as well as COFMS firefighters. At this time, firefighters have fire hose line around the fires.
Deschutes County Sheriff swept the area to ensure no one was in harm’s way. At this time the Sheriff has issued a Level 1 Evacuation Notice to 1 residence that has been notified.