BEND, Ore. (AP) – A reward for information about who’s responsible for a 10-square-mile, human-caused wildfire near Bend, Oregon, has once again increased after a suspicious blaze broke out nearby on Tuesday in an area closed to the public.
The new reward of $31,500 climbed from $26,500 Thursday morning.
Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton says that new fire was quickly extinguished by helicopter and engine crews after burning a quarter acre.
The Two Bulls Fire was 55 percent contained as of Thursday morning after burning through brush and forest on the western outskirts of Bend, a popular outdoor recreation destination in central Oregon.
Fighting the 6,908-acre fire has cost about $4.3 million so far.