BEND, Ore. — Multiple crews continue to make progress on the wildfire burning near Bend. Officials said the fire is now at 40-percent containment. It broke out last Saturday and is now burning nearly 7,000 acres.
Level three evacuations are no longer in effect. Investigation teams did conclude the fire to be human caused and are asking the public for any information that may lead to discovering who is responsible.
A reward for that information is now just over $14,000 dollars. Fire officials said the estimated cost of the firefight is now around $3 million dollars.