SISTERS, Ore. — A wildfire southwest of Sisters has grown to nearly 2,000 acres and has forced people to evacuate from nearby campgrounds and trails.
The Pole Creek Fire started four miles northeast of North Sister Sunday morning.
Notices have been given to nearby residents warning them to prepare to possible evacuate. Search teams are helping hikers and campers evacuate.
The fire’s growth potential is extreme due to the low humidity and strong winds forecasted for Monday. There are many dry fuels near the area, including heavy down and dead material. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Forest Service Roads 15 and 16 are closed, but Highway 242 was reopened Monday Morning.
There are more than 80 wildfires burning across Washington and Oregon. For information on the large incident wildfires, click here.
Photo Courtesy of Nate Roberts