Barnes Butte area fire burns structures, evacuations are underway in northeast Prineville

JASON CHANEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A fire started early Tuesday afternoon in northeast Prineville.

Fire crews are working on multiple structure and grassland fires in the Barnes Butte area northeast of Laughlin Road in Prineville.

As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, evacuations in the area of northeast Prineville are in progress.

Please stay away from the area so crews can work for your safety as well as theirs.

They have asked for mutual aid from agencies around Central Oregon.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

JASON CHANEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Fire burns the hill north of Robberson Ford.

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