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Oregon Fire Reaches 30,000 Acres

3 Aug 2017, 11:40 am

The Cinder Butte Fire in Central Oregon reached 30,000 acres Thursday morning.

Officials said that the wind-driven fire grew 10,000 acres Wednesday evening, and then an update Thursday morning revealed that it had grown to 30,000 acres.

Relief was being sent Thursday morning for crews that worked overnight.

The Cinder Butte Fire was reported Wednesday afternoon on the boundary between the Prineville and Burns BLM districts, about 16 miles east of Hampton, Oregon.

With the hot, dry and windy weather, officials say it is going to be challenging for crews battling the fire.

 

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