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Crews contain Oregon's largest wildfire in memory

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PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

Good weekend weather helped firefighters make progress against large wildfires burning in southeastern Oregon, and crews were able to contain the state's largest wildfire in more than a century.

Fire information officer Trish Hogervorst says the Long Draw Fire is largely extinguished and is not growing after crews contained it Sunday night.  It has burned more than 900 square miles, roughly twice the size of Multnomah County.

On Monday crews were continuing to patrol containment lines and trying to protect large unburned patches inside the fire's perimeter.  Some firefighters were being sent home or to other blazes.

Crews say another blaze south of Burns is now 70 percent contained after burning more than 250 square miles. Officials say the threat to homes near Harney Lake and Frenchglen has decreased.

 

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