Warm Springs area fire grows

Published Jul 26, 2013 at 05:00AM

The fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation grew northeast by “a couple thousand acres” Thursday, according to Bill Queen, an Oregon Incident Management Team Four spokesman.

The fire, called the Sunnyside Turnoff Fire, is moving toward a small cluster of houses on the Deschutes known as Dant, northeast of the Mutton Mountains.

“It’s heading that way,” Queen said. “We’re setting up lines in the mountains using a ridge there, so we’re keeping our eye on it. “

The fire grew by 1,660 acres Wednesday night, according to Northwest Interagency Coordination Information. Containment is at 40 percent. The growth has slowed since Tuesday night, when the fire grew by 5,800 acres.

Queen also said the fire has grown out of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and is working its way onto both private and Bureau of Land Management Land.

— From staff reports