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Shaniko Butte wildfire forces closure of Lower Deschutes

Light blue smoke, center, marks nearby burns in the Maupin area of the Deschutes River Canyon in this panorama created from multiple exposures. The long fire cloud in the background is from the Shaniko Butte Fire complex, which Maupin area fires are a part of.

Photo by Mark Gibson
Light blue smoke, center, marks nearby burns in the Maupin area of the Deschutes River Canyon in this panorama created from multiple exposures. The long fire cloud in the background is from the Shaniko Butte Fire complex, which Maupin area fires are a part of.



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A sign at the Maupin upstream access point to the BLM Access Road along the Deschutes River warns of fire closures initiated Thursday, July 17 as a result of the Shaniko Butte Fire.

Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center

FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center

Central Oregon – The Shaniko Butte Fire was very active on Wednesday, growing to approximately 18,000 acres – and the wind and fire never let up through the night...

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