Central Oregon— The Green Butte Fire, located on the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District on the Deschutes National Forest approximately 13 miles southeast of La Pine and approximately two miles northeast of Spring Butte, remains 23 acres and is now 80% contained.
Yesterday firefighters continued mop-up operations using a UAS platform to detect hot spots within the fire area. Utilizing UAS heat sensing technology provides an additional tool to firefighters on the ground without the risk and cost associated with flying traditional aircraft. The public is reminded that “If You Fly, We Can’t.” The public should never fly personal drones over active wildfire incidents. Firefighters follow all applicable FAA standards and coordinate with local aircraft and dispatch.
Today at 7 a.m. the Type 3 Incident Management Team transitioned command of the Green Butte Fire back to the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District and a Type 4 incident commander. Once full containment is reached, the District will continue to monitor the area in the coming days.
This will be the final update for the Green Butte Fire.
For current wildland fire information, the public can visit centraloregonfire.org or follow fire information on Twitter @CentralORFire.
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