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Beech Creek Fire Spreads to 200 acres; Highway 395 North Remains Closed Between Mt. Vernon and Long Creek

MT. VERNON — Fire crews with the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Malheur National Forest and Grayback Forestry battled a 200-acre blaze that broke out around 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, and burned on both sides of Highway 395 North near milepost 106B.

The fire was zero percent contained as of noon on Tuesday, according to Malheur National Forest officials.

Grant County Sheriff Todd McKinley said Tuesday, Aug. 2, that air and ground crews, along with local landowners, teamed up to limit the spread of the fast-moving blaze that knocked out a power line to Long Creek and forced the evacuation of two homes.

Read more on this story at the Blue Mountain Eagle

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