__Fire season informationEvacuations dropped to Level 1 for 70-acre Cowboy Fire near Prineville

Evacuations dropped to Level 1 for 70-acre Cowboy Fire near Prineville

Evacuations dropped to Level 1 for 70-acre Cowboy Fire near Prineville

New fire near Prineville; Air attack en route

Evacuations were dropped to Level 1 “Get Ready” for a wildfire burning near Prineville late Friday, hours after mandatory evacuations were issued.

The Cowboy Fire was about 70 acres as of Friday night, according to Central Oregon Fire Information.

It’s burning grass and brush near Juniper Canyon south of Prineville. It was being attacked by both ground crews and air support.

For several hours, residential areas between Gravett Road and Juniper Canyon Road were placed under either a Level 3 “Go Now” or Level 2 “Get Set” evacuation. That was dropped to Level 1 by 9:00 p.m. Friday.

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Crook County sheriff’s deputies went door-to-door at one point to get people out.

The cause of the fire is not immediately known. 

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