Bray Mill Fire burning near Chiloquin

Bray Mill Fire, USFS (Submitted photo)

Bray Mill Fire, USFS (Submitted photo)

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Chiloquin, Ore. - The Bray Mill Fire is currently burning on the Chiloquin Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

The fire is currently 200 acres and is burning on National Forest System land approximately 4 miles northeast of Chiloquin. The fire was reported today at approximately 3:00 PM.

Firefighter are actively working on the fire tonight. The Winema and Lakeview Interagency Hotshot crews, as well as four engine, two dozers and a water tender are assigned to the fire. Oregon Department of Forestry and Chiloquin Rural Fire Protection District engines are among the cooperators.

The Bray Mill Fire is currently under investigation and is not associated with last week’s North 2 prescribed burn. That project area is approximately 4 miles from the Bray Mill Fire.

With the snow melting and things starting to dry out., every day brings increased risk of wildfire and brings the forest closer to fire season. Spring in the area also brings variable temperatures, increased winds and conditions that can help fire spread rapidly.

Forest visitors are asked to be careful with fire and anything that can throw a spark.

Campfires should never be left unattended and should be dead out before leaving. This means drowned with water, stirred and cold to the touch with no warm spots.