Fires burning across Pacific Northwest

Hiking trails closed due to wildfire

PORTLAND, Ore. — Firefighting crews are battling multiple wildfires across the Pacific Northwest that started over the weekend in Summer Lake and Madras, Oregon and in Klickitat County, Washington.

Here are the latest updates on the largest wildfires:

Ana Fire

The Ana Fire, about 100 miles southeast of Bend, has grown to more than 6,200 acres and is 20 percent contained.

Authorities say the fire that began Saturday near the unincorporated community of Summer Lake has already destroyed a barn, hunting cabin and outbuilding and is currently threatening structures and sage grouse habitat. Officials have scheduled a meeting Tuesday night to update the community on the status of the fire.

A Level 2 evacuation remains in place for the area two miles north and south of the community of Summer Lake along Hwy. 31 and all along Carlon Lane.

Highway 31 is open to local traffic. Motorists should expect delays and use alternate routes if possible.

For updates, please click here.

Lone Pine Fire

The Lone Pine Fire, estimated to have burned 900 acres of grass, brush and some timber, is 40 percent contained.

The fire began just before noon Sunday on the Crooked River National Grassland about 12 miles southeast of Madras. Crews continue to secure lines around the fire.

Skull Hollow Campground and Lone Pine Road have reopened.

For updates, please click here.

Dry Creek Fire

The Dry Creek fire, burning in Klickitat County, about 7 miles north of Husum, Washington, since Friday, has been remapped to 322 acres burned. The fire is 15 percent contained.

State Route 141 remains closed from Milepost 12 through Milepost 21.

A Level 1 evacuation notice has been issued for people living north of Meyers Road and south of Pine Flat Road on both sides of Highway 141. Level 1 means be on alert, Level 2 means be ready to leave just in case and Level 3 means people must leave immediately.

For updates, please click here.

 

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