Update 2: The reward jumped to $26,500 not long after I posted the last update!
Update: The reward is now $14,500.
Some of the latest information coming out about the Two Bulls fire west of Bend is that the initial two fires were human caused. Here’s the update that has been posted:
A joint investigation to locate the origin and cause of the fires is being conducted by a team of investigators from the Oregon State Police, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Walker Range Fire Protection Association, and Oregon Department of Forestry.
Investigators located the origin of both fires, collected evidence, and have determined that the fires were human caused.
The investigation team is interested in any information members of the public can provide. Please call with any information about activity, individuals, or vehicles seen on Cascade Timberlands in the days leading up to the fire.
Cascade Timberlands has added $2,000 for information that leads to a successful conviction.
Anyone with information that could help identify the suspects is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-877-876-TIPS.
You can remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.
The most recent status update has the area burned at 6800 acres, with the fire 25% contained. So far it’s cost an estimated $2.2 million so far.
If you have any information, let them know (anonymously if needs be).