Bend, Ore. — The Two Bulls Fire burning west of Bend is 25% contained as of Tuesday morning.
According to authorities in a 10:00 a.m. News conference Tuesday, crews have finished building a line around the fire. Fire crews say the weather is helping their efforts.
“The winds were good to us yesterday,” said Captain Shane Nelson with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. Nelson also said with more than 1,000 resources in the firefighting effort, the entire fire is surrounded.
All but 50 homes in the evacuation zone have been downgraded to a level one evacuation notice, which means residents should be aware of the danger but do not need to immediately leave the area. Officials say they will discuss whether to downgrade the remaining homes some time Tuesday evening.
Investigators said they have determined the fire was human caused, but they’re unsure how the fire started. They say arson is not being ruled out at this point.