Simnasho Fire on Warm Springs Reservation grows to 1,200 acres
WARM SPRINGS Ore. (KPTV) - The Oregon Department of Transportation announced a wildfire was burning on the Warm Springs Reservation Friday.
As of Sunday afternoon, the fire grown to 1,200 acers and was burning mostly in tall grass and bushes, with a mix of juniper and pine trees east of Highway 26.
Crews are using large air tankers, smaller single engine air tankers, two helicopters and multiple engines to fight the fire.
According to officials some uninhabited structures were threatened as of Friday night.
Due to the fire, U.S. 26 was closed for a short while from the junction with OR 216 at milepost 71 to milepost 96. As of Sunday afternoon, traffic on Highways 9 and 3 was limited to fire crews and people who live there.
For more information regarding road closures and detours visit Trip Check.
The Warm Springs Police Department has fire updates on their Facebook.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is known.
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