Almost every year some jack-ass lights the Deschutes on fire... Todays post is to remind everyone that the desert surrounding the Deschutes is an extremely dry environment... Consequently it's very flammable. Add a good stiff wind into the equation and you have the ingredients for disaster.
So far this season, one idiot lit up the east side of the canyon from Wagon Blast all the way to Harris Canyon. Nice going. There was recently a second fire on the west side down near the mouth. The fire crew didn't know how it started but the railroad was suspect. Maybe.