Deception Complex Fire Update

Photo Courtesy of Rita Dyer

Photo Courtesy of Rita Dyer

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The air quality may be improving, but the deception complex continues to burn near Oakridge.

The fires have burned more than 2,200 acres since they started around August 12. They’re 55 percent contained.

Cooler temperatures and light rain helped improved conditions over the weekend. Eight helicopters are being used to attack the fire from the air, and more than a thousand personnel are on the ground.

Drivers are reminded to be careful because there is extra activity on Highway 58. Several trails are still closed, along with the Oakridge airport.

There will be a community meeting at the Green Water Park at 7 p.m. on Tuesday to provide information about the fire.

For information on closures click here.

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