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10:32 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Oregon Firefighters Brace For Warm Temperatures, Gusty Winds As Fire Persists

Originally published on Mon June 9, 2014 8:49 am

Firefighters in Central Oregon braced for warm temperatures and gusty winds Monday as they continued to battle the Two Bulls fire burning west of Bend.

About 50 homes remained under evacuation notices Monday. Several area schools were also closed due to the fire.

The fire is estimated to be 6,180 acres. Incident commanders say the fire is burning in heavy timber and brush.

And they say although it’s only June, the fuel the fire is consuming is as dry as if it were July.

Two containment lines have been established. There is no estimate for when the fire will be fully contained.

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