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Man facing arson charges in connection with Central Oregon wildfire

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A man is facing arson charges in connection with a wildfire near La Pine in Central Oregon.

Deputies arrested Kelley Parker Monday evening.

They think he started the so-called "Stagecoach Fire" Sunday afternoon.

The fire burned about 350 acres, destroyed one vacation cabin and forced people in 120 homes to evacuate.

Deputies said Parker is a homeless man who was camping illegally on Bureau of Land Management land.

Investigators say Parker left a campfire unattended that sparked the blaze.

As of Wednesday morning crews were still fighting the fire and it was just 10 percent contained.

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