Milli Fire has burned 21,700 acres

Evacuation warnings issued for Black Butte

SISTERS, Ore. -- In central Oregon, the Milli Fire, a blaze about six miles west of the tourist town of Sisters, is estimated to have burned about 21,700 acres and is 44 percent contained.

About 500 personnel are fighting the fire. On Tuesday, a helicopter flew over the fire to look for possible spot fires outside the fireline but found none.

Air quality was rated as very unhealthy throughout the night Tuesday and similar conditions are expected Wednesday.

The closure area for the fire has been reduced. Closures still include the opening of Forest Road 16, the campgrounds at Three Creeks Lake, Tam MacArthur Rim and the Petersen Ridge trail system, east of FR 16. All areas to the west of FR 16 will remain closed.

OR 242 east of Cascade Crest to the junction of FR 15 is also closed.

On Wednesday, all evacuation notices were dropped for the Milli Fire, which was estimated to be 60 percent contained.

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