Central Oregon – The Rattlesnake Fire is estimated at 5,433 acres with 10% containment. The fire is burning on Prineville District BLM managed lands in the area of South Junction campground, the Warm Springs Reservation and some private. The Rattlesnake Fire is under the unified command of Warm Springs Incident Commander Lionel Smith and Type 3 Central Oregon Fire Management Service (COFMS) Incident Commander Larae Guillory.
Current Situation – Crews worked late into the night to complete burnout operations and secure lines around the fire. Dry conditions, low humidity and winds continue to be the challenge for firefighters. Today the focus will remain on securing the lines and beginning mop up.
Closures – South Junction road and South Junction Campground are closed for updates check with Wasco County Sheriff’s office.
Evacuations – Trout Creek Campground and boat ramp on the Deschutes River is currently under a Level 2 (SET) evacuation. It is advised that boaters not use the Trout Creek boat ramp as a put-in or take-out at this time. If there are questions, please contact the Prineville BLM at (541) 416-6700.