Only rain will eventually put out wildfire near Sisters - KPTV - FOX 12

Only rain will eventually put out wildfire near Sisters

Posted: Updated:
SISTERS, OR (KPTV) -

A fire making for smoky mornings in the Central Oregon town Sisters is expected to keep burning until autumn rains extinguish it. And residents have been told no moisture is in the forecast soon.

The Bend Bulletin reports (bit.ly/RG1LRi) firefighters told residents at a meeting Thursday night they expect to keep the Pole Creek blaze away from populated areas.

But morning smoke is common in the town of 2,000, prompting health advisories.

The fire is now at 40 square miles and spreading into the Three Sisters Wilderness area. Firefighters say falling snags make it too dangerous to fight inside the wilderness area. They expect it to burn into rocky terrain and die out.

More than 1,200 people are working on the fire, but some crews have been released.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.