With approximately 73 percent of Oregon experiencing moderate drought conditions, last Saturday, June 7, two fires broke out near the city of Bend.
Now classified as the Two Bulls Fires, the wildfires raged through parts of the Deschutes National Forest and private lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.
As of Monday, June 9, 2014, the fire has burned more than 6,180 acres, leaving more than 250 homes under a level three evacuation stage, as fire crews continue to battle the blaze.
While multiple schools closed down Monday due to evacuation orders, breezy winds in the area should not induce further problem for firefighters until Tuesday.
"On Tuesday, an upper-level trough will move into the region and that will kick up the winds a bit more," AccuWeather Meteorologist Eric Leister said. "Wind can gust up to 30 mph at times during the afternoon."
Thumbnail image courtesy of the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.
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