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7/11/2017 10:28:00 AM
Firefighters mop up blaze west of Sisters

A fire was reported before 1 a.m. Sunday morning burning just off Forest Service Road 11 (Indian Ford), west of Sisters.

The fire was stopped at approximately five acres through line construction and burnout operations conducted between the fire and Forest Service Road 11. 

Area officials noted that, early on, the fire had active fire behavior, including group torching due to downslope winds.

Mop-up and patrol of the fire continued throughout Sunday and into Monday. Response to the fire included Sisters-Camp Sherman, Cloverdale and Black Butte Ranch fire districts as well as Forest Service

firefighters.

On Sunday afternoon, initial attack firefighters quickly put down a blaze that broke out off Road 15 just south of Highway 242 between Sisters and Crossroads.

The public should be aware of continued drying of fuels throughout Central Oregon and the current high fire danger and take precautions with campfires and driving and parking on dry grass.









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