Bulletin Staff Report

(UPDATED) A fire northeast of McKay Butte in the Deschutes National Forest remains at 190 acres, with 20% of the fire contained as of Tuesday morning.

Evacuation notices have been lifted for Ogden, Prairie and McKay Crossing campgrounds. Road closures for Forest Service Roads 9738 and 9735 are still in place.

The McKay Butte Fire, south of Forest Road 9735, was reported around 3 p.m. Sunday by the Lava Butte lookout and grew quickly to 15 acres, according to the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center. Firefighters saw active fire behavior through Sunday night on the McKay Butte Fire, with winds pushing the fire to the southeast. Crews worked to create a perimeter around the fire Sunday night. Two additional fires, one near Black Butte and the other west of La Pine off Burgess Road, were contained at under an acre.

The fires are under investigation.

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