The Oregon Department of Forestry's Incident Management Team 2 was dispatched to assume command of the Two Bulls Fires - two new wildfires that were reported by the Black Butte Lookout at 12:48 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, burning 10 miles northwest of Bend, Oregon, and that quickly burned towards each other. The cause of the two fires is under investigation.
The Central Oregon Bulletin has an interactive map and photos. They indicate they will keep this page updated.
There have been some evacuations and other residents of the area have been put on stand-by. The American Red Cross Cascades Region relocated its shelter from Cascade Middle School, on the city’s west side, to High Desert Middle School, which is located at 61111 27th St., in Bend. Anyone affected by the wildfire can go to the shelter.
The fire now has an inciweb page that can be checked for updates: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3889.
KTVZ.Com is providing information on the fire as well as evacuation and closure information.
If you are in the Bend area and wish to receive emergency notifications from Deschutes County 911, go to this website and register your cell phone number. The Citizen Emergency Notification System allows county officials to send a message describing the situation and recommending action, including evacuation.
A Twitter feed has been set up to relay information about the fires. #TwoBullsFire
The City of Bend Facebook page also has updated information for residents.