Despite high temperatures and strong afternoon winds, the fire only grew by about 50 acres yesterday for a total of 750 acres, with an estimated 30 percent containment.
Wildland firefighting crews continue to suppress the Solitude Fire, located halfway between Service Creek, Ore. and Spray, Ore. along Highway 19 and the John Day River. As of Monday afternoon, the fire was 700 acres and 10 percent contained.
Hot and dry temperatures have prompted fire officials for the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland along with the Prineville District Bureau of Land Management to raise the Industrial Fire Precaution Level from I to II.
Boxcar Fire: 100,207 acres Containment: 85% Reported: June 21, 7:48 a.m. Cause: Lightning
Jack Knife Fire: 15,676 acres Containment: 90% Reported: June 22, 8:11 a.m. Cause: Lightning
Firefighters responded to two incidents this afternoon, the first was approximately one and a half miles east of Sunriver and the other was immediately adjacent to Prineville.
Firefighters continue to respond to a couple of the new fires and one in the Mill Creek Wilderness on the @OchocoNatForest will be staffed with smokejumpers tomorrow. With continued lightning forecasted through the evening, fire officials anticipate more fires to pop up tomorrow.
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