Paulina Lake Fire quickly grows to estimated 15-20 acres
(Update: New acreage estimate, photos, video)
La PINE, Ore. (KTVZ) — A new wildfire broke out and quickly put up a billowing smoke column Sunday afternoon near Paulina Lake Road in the La Pine area, burning an estimated 15-20 acres amid an intense air and ground attack.
The Paulina Lake Fire was reported just after 1 p.m., burning on Bureau of Land Management land east of U.S. Highway 97 and north of Paulina Lake Road (Forest Road 21).
The fire was located 1-2 miles northwest of Ogden Group Camp on the Deschutes National Forest, off Forest Road 9735, and was estimated at 15-20 acres around 3:30 p.m. in tweets from Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch.
Six engines, a bulldozer and a water tender were among initial resources called in to attack the fire, Forest Service spokeswoman Kassidy Kern said.
Heavy and single-engine air tankers were called in to support firefighters on the ground.
Heavy air tankers are currently supporting firefighters on the Paulina Lake Fire. Dropping retardant will help slow the spread, giving firefighters on the ground an advantage in constructing fire line. pic.twitter.com/k6SnL34BS2
— Central OR Fire Info (@CentralORFire) July 5, 2020
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said there had been no evacuations.
We’ll have more details as they become available.
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