Tallying the costs of Two Bulls Fire
| State may end up spending $6 million on blaze near Bend
Contract firefighters get their gear loaded and checked before going out to fight the Two Bulls Fire last month at the staging area west of Bend.
Joe Kline / The Bulletin
An initial audit of the cost to fight the Two Bulls Fire estimates the bill for helicopters and air tankers at more than $1.5 million. Above, a helicopter prepares to drop a bucket of water on the fire in early June.
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin file photo