BEND, Ore. (AP) – Investigators say an early season wildfire on the outskirts of Bend, Oregon, was human-caused and a $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction.
The fire threat eased Monday with more than 800 people assigned to fight the blaze, strengthening fire lines protecting scattered rural homes and a popular outdoor recreation area.
By Monday night, fire officials reported the Two Bulls fire was 25 percent contained after burning about 10 square miles, or 6,800 acres of brush and timber.
About 50 homes remain under an evacuation notice. No structures have been lost.
Fire officials say fighting the blaze that started Saturday has cost $2.2 million so far.