Central Oregon – The Swamp Wells Trail Fire burning on the Deschutes National Forest is now estimated to be 64 acres. Dozers and crews worked through the night to build preliminary containment line around the fire burning one mile south of Boyd Cave approximately 9 miles south of Bend.
The fire was reported at 5:13 p.m. yesterday and engines were immediately dispatched to the fire, which is under investigation. A Central Oregon Fire Management Service (COFMS) Type 3 Incident Management Team under the command of Jeff Priest is managing the fire. Crews will continue to hold and secure lines today with assistance from heavy helicopters dropping water on hot spots. Air tankers are also available in Redmond if fire behavior increases.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Deschutes National Forest beginning at 1:00 pm today and lasting through 10:00 p.m. tomorrow, July 20, for gusty winds and low relative humidity.
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