New blaze extinguished

Firefighters quickly corralled a new fire near the Two Bulls Fire spotted early this afternoon.

“They were able to divert a couple of helicopters from the Two Bulls Fire and they squashed it basically,” said Patrick Lair, a spokesman for the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center. The fire is south of Skyliners Road and about 1½ mile from Phil’s Trailhead.

The helicopters stopped the spread of the fire by dousing it with water, he said, keeping the blaze to about a quarter of an acre. Cause of the fire is under investigation.

The fire is within the area currently closed to the public, according to Deschutes County. It put up a smoke column visible from Bend.