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UPDATE: Crews continue battling Bruler Fire Thursday


July 21, 2021

Cooperative weather continued helping crews Thursday on the week-old 195-acre Bruler Fire 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home.

No further growth was reported. Containment remains at 12%.

Heavy equipment arrived Wednesday in the form of masticators, feller bunchers and bulldozers, according to a U.S. Forest Service press release. Crews used them to strengthen direct control line on the blaze’s north side, allowing firefighters to place hoses and sprinklers. On Thursday, personnel began establishing a contingency control line on its west and south side in case of unanticipated fire behavior....

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