Evacuations ordered for Nena Springs, Milli fires

Nena Springs at 46K acres

The Nena Springs Fire continued to burn in central Oregon, August 18 2017. (Oregon State Fire Marshal)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Nena Springs Fire near Warm Springs spread 6,000 acres this week, bringing the total to 46,000 acres.

Crews say that on Thursday an ember blew out of containment lines near Kishwalk and spread to grass and brush. Winds pushed the fire over Indian Head Canyon and through Charlie Canyon and continued to move a mile east past the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort.

The Resort, Charley Canyon, Webster Flat Road, South Junction, Culpus Bridge, and Wolf Point Subdivision is at a Level 3 evacuation.

79 firefighters, 19 engines and four water tenders are fighting the fire. It is 40% contained.

Road closure: Hwy 3 to School Flats; Hwy 8 to Ka-Nee-Ta Village; Webster Flat Road, and Culpus Bridge.

Evacuation ordered near Milli Fire in Deschutes County

A “Go Now” level 3 evacuation was ordered for people in the Crossroads Subdivision, residents in the Edgington Road, Remuda Road, Wildwing Road, Peterson Burn Road area due to the proximity of the Milli Fire.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office also ordered a “Get Set” level 2 evacuation for residents on both sides of Three Creeks Rd (USFS Road 16) from the City of Sisters south to the USFS 1514 Road.