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Fire Set By Canoeist On Deschutes Burns More Than Acre

AP | Oct. 8, 2012 7:55 a.m.

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A small warming fire lit by a canoeist on the Deschutes River grew to burn more than acre before it was extinguished.

The Bulletin reports the canoeist called to report the fire south of Bend around 5 a.m. Saturday.

Water-dropping helicopters, hand crews and an engine crew brought the fire under control, and it was declared contained at around 6:30 p.m.

The fire was on the lava flow side of the river near Aspen Camp, upstream from Lava Island Falls. The rocky terrain prevented the fire from growing much further.


Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com


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