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Desolation Fire

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Ochoco National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Prineville, OR 97754

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News Releases — Desolation Fire

Desolation Fire Update - September 15, 2017 Released: 9/15/2017
This will be the last update for the weekend unless conditions change Central Oregon – The Desolation Fire experienced moderate growth yesterday evening, all within Mill Creek Wilderness and...
Desolation fire holds through the night Released: 9/14/2017
Central Oregon – The Desolation fire stayed within planned containment lines through yesterday evening’s gusty winds as firefighters worked through the day and into the night to keep the fire...
Desolation fire grows and prompts evacuation warnings Released: 9/13/2017
PRINEVILLE, Ore. – Strong wind gusts out of the northwest fanned the Desolation fire late yesterday afternoon, pushing the fire south out of the wilderness toward private structures along Highway...
Temporary trail and campground closure for Desolation fire Released: 9/12/2017
PRINEVILLE, Ore. – The Ochoco National Forest issued a temporary closure order today for a hiking trail and campground in Mill Creek Wilderness to promote public safety while fire crews fight the...
Ochoco National Forest suppressing wilderness fire Released: 9/11/2017
PRINEVILLE, Ore. – Smoke may be visible over the Ochocos from Prineville and Highway 26 due to the Desolation fire, a new start within Mill Creek Wilderness about 20 miles northeast of town. ...