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Crews make progress on Milli Fire burning near Sisters

Cedar City Hotshots Prepare for Burn Operations 8.25 at Milli Fire - InciWeb photo 

SISTERS, Ore. – Firefighters made progress Sunday on the more than 18,000-acre Milli Fire burning near Sisters.

Fire officials said crews made progress between Bluegrass Butte and OR 242, completing the burnout to the lava fields.

They completed burning from north to south, west of FR 1018.

Officials said much of the containment work is nearing completion and they plan to scale back work on the fire at night.

The fire is now 32 percent contained.

Crews are bracing for hot weather Monday and they expect winds will come from the southwest.

All areas to the west of FR 16 will remain closed, fire officials said. They ask motorists to use caution around firefighters and equipment in the area.

A Level 2 evacuation is in effect for the Crossroads subdivision, Edgington Road, Remuda Road, Peterson Burn Road, Wildwing and Three Creeks Road.

A Level 1 evacuation is in effect for the subdivision of Tollgate, and all areas between OR 242 and Highway 20 and west of Cold Springs Cutoff (FS1018), which includes Black Butte Ranch.

OR 242 is also still closed east of Cascade Crest to the junction of FR 15.

Fire officials will hold an informational meeting Monday evening at 6 p.m. at Sisters High School.

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