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Public Asked To Avoid Areas Near New Fire on Willamette National Forest

Willamette National Forest

A new fire was reported Monday on the Willamette National Forest northeast of Sweet Home.

The Bruler fire is estimated to be 60 acres, but a post on the Willamette National Forest Facebook page said the fire has a “high potential to spread.”

The fire is burning about 8 miles south of Detroit Lake. A large smoke column was visible Monday evening from I-5, Hwy 22, the Detroit area, and Santiam Pass.

Forest officials were implementing emergency closures and have asked the public to avoid Daly lake, Tule lake, the Old Cascade Crest trails, Forest Roads 11 (Straight Creek Road/Quartzville Road), Forest Road 10 leading south from Detroit Lake, Forest Roads 1161, 1133 and 1012. Linn County is assisting the Forest Service with notifying the public in the area as a precaution. There may be increased fire traffic on Highway 22.

The fire is not currently threatening any communities or structures. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and containment is currently 0%.

A Type 2 team has been ordered to manage the fire and additional resources including engines, crews and aircraft have been requested.

For additional information, follow the Willamette National Forest Facebook page or Twitter (@WillametteNF).

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Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.