Firefighters plan to hold a public meeting today in Camp Sherman to discuss the Green Ridge Fire.
The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Camp Sherman Fire Hall at 13033 S.W. Forest Service Road 1419, said Kate Goossens, spokeswoman for the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center in Prineville. Sparked by lightning Wednesday, the fire northwest of Sisters had burned 150 acres and was 25 percent contained as of Sunday. Full containment is expected this Wednesday.
Green Ridge parallels the Metolius River near Camp Sherman. The Green Ridge Fire caused the closure of Lower Bridge, Pioneer Ford and Allen Springs campgrounds, all of which were still closed Sunday.
The campgrounds are not threatened by the fire, Goossens said, but are close to where helicopters are dipping water out of the river. They will remain closed until further notice.
Elsewhere, firefighters around 2 p.m. Sunday responded to a fire burning through juniper, grass and sagebrush on Bureau of Land Management property 11 1/2 miles south of Brothers.
The fire presented a hazard to power lines owned by Midstate Electric. The cause was not immediately known, according to Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch.
Four engines responded, and air tankers unloaded retardant.
Smokejumpers and an engine crew turned out for a 1 1/2-acre fire burning near Summit Lake, 76 miles southwest of Bend in the Deschutes National Forest. The fire was caused by lightning.
Finally, smokejumpers were assigned Sunday afternoon to a report of smoke on Black Crater in the Three Sisters Wilderness.
— Bulletin staff report