Second fire breaks out on outskirts of Bend
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters had to scramble Tuesday afternoon to extinguish another wildfire on the outskirts of Bend.
Fire spokeswoman Lisa Clark says a lookout on Lava Butte spotted the smoke about four miles from the southern flank of the Two Bulls Fire, which is being mopped up after burning more than 10 square miles. Helicopter and engine crews quickly put it out.
Clark says investigators already trying to track down the people responsible for the Two Bulls fire will also be investigating this one.
The latest fire was near the trailhead of a popular mountain-biking area known as Phil’s Trails on the western outskirts of Bend.