Mop-up work continues on Bruler Fire; containment at 53%

The New Era

The South Cascade Interagency Type 3 team continued mop-up Thursday at the 195-acre Bruler Fire 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home, the U.S. Forest Service announced in a release.

Containment is listed at 53%.

The blaze was first spotted Monday, July 12, near the jurisdiction of Forest Roads 11 (Straight Creek and Quartzville roads) and 1133 approximately 9 miles south of Detroit in the Sweet Home Ranger District.

Its cause remains under investigation.

The agency estimated another five days to complete and secure all secondary contingency lines, depending on the weather. Scattered thunderstorm cells and lightning in the fire area are expected. Additionally, a “red flag” warning and a fire weather watch are in effect over the Bruler Fire area through the evening.

The fire danger level has been raised to “very high.” Campfires and some vehicle restrictions remain in place. For the complete list of restrictions, visit

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