Jewel Road Fire Burns 31 Acres in Central OregonThe Jewel Road Fire was reported Saturday at 4:30 p.m. burning in grass and brush on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands west of Dufur in central Oregon. Fire-fighting resources from ODF’s Central Oregon District and several cooperators stopped the fire’s spread at 31 acres.
A single-engine air tanker on contract with the Washington Department of Natural Resources flew from Dallesport, Wash., and dropped one load of retardant and three loads of water onto the fire. ODF responded with four engines and a bulldozer, and four additional engines were supplied by the U.S. Forest Service and a rural structural protection district.
The fire burned on rolling hills through grass and brush beneath an overstory of pine and oak trees, and was contained by 11:00 p.m. The engine crews were released from the fire by midnight.
Today, four engines and a five-person crew are patrolling the Jewel Road Fire and extinguishing remaining hot spots.
The cause of the Jewel Road Fire is under investigation.
No other fires 10 acres in size or larger were reported yesterday on ODF-protected lands.