The Bruler Fire was detected on July 12, 2021 and is located near the boundary between the Detroit and Sweet Home Ranger Districts. The fire is burning near the junction of Forest Road 11 (Straight Creek Road/Quartzville Road) and Forest Road 1133 approximately 8 miles south of Detroit Lake. Local firefighters and aircraft rapidly responded to aggressively attack the fire.
A Type 2 Northwest Incident Management team, Team 13, has taken command of the fire. Additional resources have been ordered and are expected to arrive in the coming days.
Smoke will continue to be visible from the town of Detroit and Santiam Pass. There may be increased fire traffic on Highway 22. The fire is not currently threatening any communities or structures. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.