Fire prompts evacuation notices in northwest Oregon

Update (03/20/19 5:00 p.m.) – All evacuations were lifted around the Santiam Fire as firefighters establish control. As of 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, 80% of the fire was lined. Initial mapping shows the fire at 189 acres with no more significant growth.

No structures were lost and no injuries were reported.

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Original story: LINN COUNTY, Ore. – A brush and timber fire burning in Linn County caused Level 3 (Go) evacuations Tuesday night.

High winds pushed the Santiam Park Fire over the Santiam River, threatening homes and structures in Linn and Marion Counties. By 10:22 p.m., the fire was estimated to be 60 acres and prompted Level 3 evacuation notices.

By Wednesday morning the Level 3 notices were reduced to Level 2, allowing residents to return to their homes.

The latest update from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office did not include any details about the size of the fire or if there were any structures damaged.

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