The Rattlesnake Fire has burned 5,479 acres with 30% containment.
Crews will spend the day constructing and securing containment lines on numerous active fires in 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.
Firefighters were challenged by hot and dry conditions but were able to make good progress on the numerous fires in Central Oregon today.
A lightning storm passed through Central Oregon yesterday and early this morning, blanketing the landscape with hundreds of lightning strikes and localized precipitation. Crews worked through the night on several fires and have picked up 5 new starts this morning.
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