Bend, Ore. — More than 800 personnel are on the fire line fighting the Two Bulls Fire just west of Bend.
Crews have been fighting the flames day and night since Saturday. As of Monday evening, the fire was 25% contained, which is a drastic improvement from Sunday’s zero containment.
Officials say only 50 of the original 250 households that were evacuated are still under a level 3 evacuation, which is mandatory.
Those residents on standby say they are still getting ready just in case.
“I’m typically checking every couple hours,” said Julie Sloop of Bend. “We have things ready to go in case we need to go because once that goes to level three, they don’t give you much time. You just load and go,” said Sloop.
At their latest briefing, fire officials said around 6,800 acres of land had been burned. The cost to date is estimated at $2.2 million. The fire is human caused, and investigators are trying to find out how started it.
A community meeting was held Monday at 6:00 at Bend High School to give residents the latest information, and to answer questions they might have.
Fire officials have set up some social media pages to help keep everyone updated: