Two Bulls closure lifted

Published Jun 24, 2014 at 05:11PM

The Deschutes National Forest today lifted the last large public land closure around the Two Bulls Fire area northwest of Bend. The public land closure had covered 29,574 acres surrounding the 6,908-acre wildfire.

A half-mile stretch of the Mrazek Trail will remain closed though, allowing crews to repair damage done during firefighting, according to the Deschutes National Forest. Trail users will be detoured onto forest roads around the closed section of trail. The Deschutes also reopened the Bearwallow firewood area, which was in the closure area but not burned by the blaze.

The Two Bulls Fire was first spotted June 7 and prompted evacuation warnings for nearly 200 homes in and near west Bend. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has said the human-caused fire may have been arson.

— Bulletin staff report