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Mop-up continues on Green Ridge fire

Resources diverted to Geneva 14 fire


As mop-up was underway on the 1,510-acre Green Ridge fire, about three miles northwest of Camp Sherman, the “Geneva 14” fire took off on Friday afternoon, about 15 miles northeast of Sisters and one mile south of Fly Lake.

Resources were diverted from the Green Ridge fire to assist with the initial attack on the fire, which was located off the 2055 road, on private property under the protection of the Oregon Department of Forestry.

The lightning-caused fire, which grew to 154 acres before it was contained on Sunday, burned in pine, juniper, sage and bitterbrush.

A team of Central Oregon fire management agencies, including ODF, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Lake Chinook Rural Fire Department handled the fire over the weekend, and turned it back to the local unit on Monday.

More information on the Geneva 14 fire can be obtained from the Central Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-302-7088.

Closures are still in effect within the Green Ridge fire containment area, and roads remain closed to public travel. Visit the Deschutes National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/centraloregon/alerts-notices for more information.

The weather forecast calls for westerly winds from 5-10 mph through Wednesday, and the possibility of thunderstorms in the region Thursday and Friday.

Visit www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon/fire/ or www.blm.gov/or/districts/prineville/index.php for more information on fire restrictions.




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