Oregon wildfire burns 4,000 acres

Oregon wildfire burns 4,000 acres
Flames rip through brush inside the boundaries of the fire.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The wildfire burning in the John Day River canyon in Eastern Oregon continues to grow, but firefighters are getting closer to containment.

The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center reports Friday that the Buckhorn complex is at 4,000 acres as it burns through juniper, sagebrush and grass in the remote area about 13 miles north of Clarno. >>> Photo Gallery

It is 60 percent contained, with full containment expected by Sunday.

A total of 210 people, four helicopters, and five engines are fighting the fire. Fire camp is at Wheeler High School in Fossil.

 


 

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