Smoke jumpers and aviation assets are responding to a fire that is located on the south side of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness near Roads End Trailhead. This fire is located close to the High Roberts Fire burn area; it is putting up a visible column and is estimated to be 5 acres at this time.
“With the safety of firefighters and the public as a top priority, we are going to be as assertive as possible in fighting these fires.” said Teresa Raaf, Forest Supervisor.
With the extreme wildfire danger and current weather pattern in the area, officials are expecting that Initial attack crews will remain busy throughout the week as sleeper fires come alive and more lightning moves over the area.
To report a wildfire, call the John Day Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-575-1321 or the Burns Interagency Communication Center at 541-573-1000.