The following is information is taken directly from Central Oregon Fire Information and the Willamette National Forest about the Miller Road, Fly Creek, Windigo, Potter, Cedar Creek and Green Butte fires as of noon on Friday, Aug. 5.
Fire activity was relatively quiet yesterday over central Oregon. Firefighters made great progress increasing containment on existing wildfires.
Only one new fire was reported yesterday evening. Incident 558 is burning in grass and juniper on Prineville District BLM lands roughly 15 miles northwest of the town of Paulina. Air Attack estimated the fire was 2 acres in size last night. Three engines arrived on scene around 1:30 a.m. and stayed out on the fire overnight. Three engines and one Type 3 helicopter are assigned to the fire this morning. More information will be available once resources are able to assess the fire in daylight.
Miller Road Fire
Estimated Size: 11,186
Cautious optimism was the tone on day two of the Miller Road Fire. Light winds and moderate temperatures on Wednesday allowed Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) task forces and Oregon Department of Forestry crews to start mop up operations.
The fire is still estimated at 11,186 acres and is now 25 percent contained. Today’s weather will remain moderate, giving crews another great opportunity ahead of next week’s forecasted triple-digit heat.