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Monday, August 22, 2016

8/21/16 Sheridan and Pine Mountain Fires in Central Oregon

Containment Continues to Rise on Sheridan and Pine Mountain Fires

Firefighters successfully held both the Sheridan and Pine Mountain fires through the heat of the day today, and continued to improve containment lines. As of this evening, the Sheridan Fire reached 80% containment and the Pine Mountain Fire had reached 95% containment.

The Deschutes National Forest will reopen Forest Road 40 and Forest Road 45 (River Summit Road) on Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. and the Besson Day Use Area will also reopen.

As a reminder, Central Oregon has had numerous human caused fires, and fire officials are asking the public to report any suspicious activity on public lands by calling the Oregon State Police at 503-375-3555 or if it is an emergency, call 9-1-1 when they can do so safely.

Please remember when you head outdoors, that Central Oregon is currently in the peak of its fire season and the fire danger level is EXTREME.

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