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Southern Oregon Wildfires Threaten Homes

OPB | Aug. 1, 2014 10:30 a.m. | Updated: Aug. 1, 2014 11:33 a.m. | Portland

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Green Spring residents continue to evacuate their homes as the Oregon Gulch wildfire in southwest Oregon swiftly moved through the region. As of Friday morning, the fire near of Ashland has spread across the border into California, and 12 residences are threatened at this time.

The blaze has already burned 7,500 acres in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. So far, no injuries have been reported.

The AP reports that 40 small fires were documented in the state over the past 24 hours. That’s after thunderstorms rolled across the region this week, and thousands of lightning strikes hit the state. There are about 500,000 acres currently burning in Oregon, or about 780 square miles.

Our fire map shows where wildfires ignited in the state and the perimeters that are being secured by firefighters. When you click on the fires, you can see the latest information on the fire, including the size, when it started and the cause:

In the rest of the state, no other evacuations are underway. There are 18 active fire, which includes 10 complexes.


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