Natalie Weber, the public information officer for the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Division said winds weren’t as fast as they anticipated and the fire was burning uphill, away from homes. No evacuation orders were put in place.
“The crews got to work right away on the ground. They made some really significant progress very quickly with lining it, to the point where they felt comfortable canceling aircraft that had been ordered,” said Weber.
She said crews expect to have the fire completely lined by the end of the day. Crews will remain on scene until the fire is 100 percent contained. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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