By Sarah Brown
The New Era 

Fire crews battle 220-acre blaze east of Sweet Home


August 16, 2023

Michael Iademarco III

Fire crews work on containing a 220-acre fire about six miles southeast of Sweet Home

Firefighters from multiple agencies are working together to contain and extinguish a fire located about six miles southeast of Sweet Home.

According to a press release by Linn County Sheriff's Office, Sweet Home area residents first alerted officials to signs of smoke in the Buck Mountain area east of Sweet Home at about 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7. Crews from the Sweet Home Fire District and Oregon Department of Forestry South Cascade, as well as Cascade Timber Consulting Inc., responded and were able to locate a small, two-acre fire smoldering approximately one mile south from the end of Ha...

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