The Oregon Department of Forestry is reporting good progress on wildfires in Central Oregon. The Box Springs Fire, 25 miles northeast of Prineville is 75% contained, and the 470 acre fire should be fully contained by tomorrow.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is hopeful that Highway 97 should be completely re-opened by 9 p.m. tonight. Smoke from the Military Fire- 45 miles north of Klamath Falls- has created visibility problems. Pilot cars have been guiding traffic through the area. The Military Fire burned 10 acres on Wednesday.