BLY, Ore. – The Devils Lake Fire, located 5 miles southeast of Bly, Ore., is burning actively today.
The fire is primarily on the Bly Ranger District, Fremont-Winema National Forest, moving south into more heavily-timbered terrain protected by Oregon Department of Forestry. Aerial reconnaissance mapped the fire at about 850 acres.
To allow firefighting resources unrestricted access, motorists are asked to avoid traveling in the fire zone, particularly along Forest Road 3752; Forest Road 3790/Fishhole Creek Road; and the 011 crossover road. No closure orders have been issued.
A lightning storm moving into the area this evening means the potential for additional wildfire starts. Members of the public are asked to report any smoke they see by calling 911.
Air and ground resources have been actively battling this fire, with additional resources arriving throughout the day and more are en route. Firefighters will again work through the night to continue reinforcing perimeter lines.
A Type 3 Incident Management Team using South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership resources is managing the suppression operation.
This wildfire is lightning-caused and was reported Monday, July 31.
South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership is an interagency fire management program that provides comprehensive wildland fire service to south central Oregon and northwest Nevada. The partnership strives to achieve a more efficient, effective and integrated interagency fire management program for all participating agencies on the lands administered and protected by each agency.
Participating agencies include: Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Crater Lake National Park and state lands protected by the Klamath-Lake District of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).