Local briefing

Two Bulls Fire winding down

The Oregon Department of Forestry handed off management of the Two Bulls Fire west of Bend to a transition team Saturday, which will take on the job of recovering equipment and extinguishing any remaining smoking hot spots within the 6,908-acre fire.

The fire, first spotted June 7, is now 90 percent contained, the forestry department reported Saturday. Firefighting efforts have cost $5.7 million to date.

Investigators believe the fire, which began as two separate fires discovered simultaneously, was human-caused. A reward of more than $40,000 is being offered for information leading to the conviction of individuals responsible for the fire.

— Bulletin staff report