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Firefighters Continue To Fight Two Large Wildfires In Douglas County

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Firefighters continue to battle two large wildfires in Douglas County. The Cable Crossing fire is located just east of Glide. It's currently burning at more than 1,000 acres. Tom Fields is a Public Information Officer for The Department of Forestry. He says the hot dry weather helped to fuel the fire Thursday and Friday.

Fields: "Also, it's very tough, steep terrain. It's tough to put firefighters down in those positions. So, some of our tactics that we will be using is to do some control burnout operations with established containment lines."

The second, larger wildfire is burning 11 miles East of Canyonville. Level 3 Evacuations remain in effect in the Azalea area from Upper Cow Creek to Snow Creek East. The Stouts Fire continues to burn at more than 6,000 acres. Governor Kate Brown has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act, which gives the Oregon Fire Marshal the ability to mobilize resources to protect homes.

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