Evacuation levels were being lowered for the Juniper Creek Fire near Lake Billy Chinook Monday. The fire was 30% contained.
The Oregon Department of Forestry said the fire remained at 106 acres as fire crews continued to secure the edges and patrol for spot fires.
The fire is 16 miles northeast of Sisters on ODF-protected lands. It is burning southeast of the 2055 road in Township Range 16 and 21, which is South of Graham Road.
It was first reported at about 11:00 a.m. Sunday. The cause is under investigation.
A previous Level 3 “G0 Now” evacuation for 590 A road Jordan to the gravel dump west of the 590 A road South in Geneva RD past the cemetery was reduced to a Level 2 “Be Ready.” Those within the gated Three Rivers Community were also at a level 2 evacuation, which means be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.