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Update: Wildfire near Potato Hill has Highway 20 closed


August 22, 2017

A wildfire continues to burn along Highway 20 near milepost 76, about five miles west of Santiam Pass, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The Potato Hill Fire was reported Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 29. It is burning west of FSR 2690 and south of Highway 20 in brush and timber. Firefighters on the ground, supported by helicopters dropping water, took direct and indirect suppression actions during initial attack. Firefighters continue to evaluate potential values at risk and suppression efforts, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

ODOT has reported that one lane was open...

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