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Warm Springs Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
1233 Veterans Street
Warm Springs, OR 97761

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Rattlesnake Fire Update June 30, 2021

Rattlesnake Fire Wildfire
News – 6/30/2021

Rattlesnake Fire Update, June 30, 2021, 8:00pm

Central Oregon – Warm Springs Fire Management was dispatched to the RaJlesnake Fire reported approximately 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 30 on the Warm Springs Reserva7on. Structure protec7on units responded and were able to prevent damage to two primary structures as the fast-moving fire burned approximately 100 acres on the Reserva7on before jumping the Deschutes River moving northeast onto Prineville District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed lands. The fire is now es7mated to be 1500 acres with 0% containment.

The RaJlesnake Fire is now under the unified command of Warm Springs Incident Commander Lionel Smith and Type 3 Central Oregon Fire Management Service (COFMS) Incident Commander Chad Schmidt. Fire behavior remains ac7ve, pushing east towards Highway 97. Four large air tankers, two Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs), a heavy helicopter, are responding to the blaze in addi7on to the Central Oregon Rappellers and Redmond Hotshots.

While there are currently no closures associated with the fire, South Junc7on Campground remains inaccessible and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office is assessing the needs for evacua7ons of private residents and campgrounds along Highway 97 and the Lower Deschutes.

Much of Central Oregon remains under a Red Flag Warning tonight for abundant lightning, wind and low rela7ve humidity through midnight tonight.

For more informa7on on wildfires in Central Oregon, visit: www.centraloregonfire.org

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