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Progress Continues On Larger Oregon Wildfires

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Fire crews across Oregon are increasingly gaining ground on some of the larger wildfires.

Besides the Holiday Farm Fire outside Eugene-Springfield, the Lionshead Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation has burned more than 204,000 acres.

Incident spokesperson Jenni Lawver says it’s 28 percent contained:

“You’ll continue to see that percentage of containment increase, we’ll just continue to work with our incident meteorologist and fire behavioral analyst. We’re not lacking any resources right now so things are looking good from that aspect.”

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Firefighters and partner agencies working on the Archie Creek Fire continue to mitigate hazards within the burned area. Pictured here are hazard trees that were removed alongside Highway 138E and moved to a staging area at Swiftwater Park.

Further south lies the Archie Creek Fire, currently 59 percent contained, and at 131,000 acres.  Incident spokesperson Jason Engle:

“There’s still a few places on the east and south side of the fire that don’t have containment yet. And those areas are real steep, with rough terrain, so it’s harder to get to. But they’re not real actively burnin’, so they’re not a big threat, either.”

Engle says fire crews are also conscientious about COVID-19.  He himself is currently quarantined after his teen son tested positive.

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