Central OregonHwy. 126 near Powell Butte partially reopens after crews stop brush fire...

Hwy. 126 near Powell Butte partially reopens after crews stop brush fire in area

Hwy. 126 near Powell Butte partially reopens after crews stop brush fire in area
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Fire prompted closure of Hwy. 126 near Powell Butte Monday afternoon
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Hwy. 126 near Powell Butte partially reopens after crews stop brush fire in area

POWELL BUTTE, Ore. (KTVZ) – Crews from several agencies corralled a brush fire Monday afternoon that burned about two acres and closed state Highway 126 a mile west of Powell Butte, an official said.

The fire was reported around noon and forward progress was stopped within about 90 minutes, Central Oregon Fire Management Service spokeswoman Kassidy Kern said.

The fire burned a pocket of private land, surrounded by BLM land, Kern said, adding that the cause was under investigation.

The Crook County and Redmond fire departments were in unified command on the fire, assisted by engine crews from the BLM and Oregon Department of Forestry. Redmond Fire Marshal Tom Mooney said crews worked from the highway to put out the vegetation fire.

One lane of traffic reopened with flaggers around 1:15 p.m., ODOT Region 4 spokeswoman Kacey Davey said. Follow traffic updates at KTVZ.COM’s TripCheck page.

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