Fire near La Pine prompts Level 1 evacuation notice

Wildfires

The fire was roughly 50 acres Saturday afternoon

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Deschutes County residents who live in Newberry Estates near La Pine were put on a Level 1 evacuation notice Saturday due to a wildfire in the area.

Level 1 is a “Be Ready” evacuation order and was put into effect Saturday afternoon.

Going into Saturday evening, the fire was roughly 200 acres in size, according to Central Oregon Fire Info on Twitter.

Aerial photo of the Rosland Fire near La Pine. July 18, 2020 (Central Oregon Fire Info)

Both hotshots and ground crews are fighting the fire.

The cause is still under investigation, said the sheriff’s office.

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