Reward raised again to $31.5K in Oregon wildfire

A helicopter flies toward the Two Bulls Fire west of Bend, Ore., on Sunday June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/The Bulletin, Joe Kline)
A helicopter flies toward the Two Bulls Fire west of Bend, Ore., on Sunday June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/The Bulletin, Joe Kline)

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.

A wildfire threatens Bend, June 7, 2014 (EyeOnBend.com)
A wildfire threatens Bend, June 7, 2014 (EyeOnBend.com)

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.

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