Smoke plume south of Bend fires up 911 calls

A large smoke plume visible south of Bend is due to a prescribed burn, according to a news release from Deschutes County 911.

The 400-acre burn controlled burn on China Hat Road near Horse Butte is controlled and citizens are asked not to call 911.

Deschutes County 911 is getting inundated with 911 calls due to this controlled burn and the smoke plume, according to a statement from the dispatch center.