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Rippling River Brush Fire
Rippling River Brush Fire
Bend Fire Crews respond to in town brush fire (Photo) - 07/29/20

At 12:45 today, Bend Fire & Rescue crews responded to a brush fire off of Rippling River Court, just south of the parking area at the Convention Center. Crews were able to make a quick stop on the forward progress of the fire. Fire was in the canyon bottom in vegetation of rock, brush and grass. Three Bend fire brush units were used to suppress the fire along with a Oregon Department of Forestry Engine. Fire is about 1/10th of an acres and was caused an escaped campfire. The area was difficult to access and the crews should be on scene for some time extinguishing smoldering vegetation. Be aware that smoke may be seen from this area for a few hours.

Bend Fire & Rescue wants to remind our community we are in extreme fire danger currently. Our fuels are dry and our temps are hot. Fires are anticipated to start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely under these conditions. Burning violations  can result in citations during extreme fire danger. We ask our community to be extremely cautious with warming fires during this time.

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