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Fire at Green Peter: Multiple agencies rally to contain blaze in two days


September 2, 2020

Photo courtesy of Sarah Cooley

A wildfire burns on the south shore of Green Peter Lake Saturday night. The fire was expected to be fully contained Monday and officials said they would be working to make sure it got no further.

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A fire that broke out Saturday afternoon on a roadless peninsula at the eastern end of Green Peter Lake had stopped spreading Monday, Aug. 31, and will likely be contained at 14 acres.

Oregon Department of Forestry Spokesperson Jim Gerbach said humid conditions helped slow the spread on Monday, giving firefighters time to cut a perimeter line around the entire area of fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. It is burning in thickly forested, steep terrain on federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management's Northwest Oregon District, Cascades Field...

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