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Firefighters Dig Line Around Southern Oregon Fire

AP | June 23, 2014 9:55 a.m.

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Firefighters say they’ve got a line dug around a fire that began last week in a Southern Oregon logging operation.

Fighting the Bryant Fire, on Jeld-Wen lands in Southern Oregon.

Fighting the Bryant Fire, on Jeld-Wen lands in Southern Oregon.

Chris Friend / Oregon Department of Forestry

The Oregon Department of Forestry estimates the fire, which is on holdings of Jeld-Wen Timber Resources, is about 45 percent contained.

Forestry officials said Monday that operations have turned from bulldozing and hand-digging the line to extinguishing hot spots along the perimeter of the fire.

The fire is burning in an area estimated at about 1,360 acres, or more than 2 square miles.

Authorities haven’t said what caused the fire. The Department of Forestry lists the cause as “under investigation.”

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