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Fire near Warm Springs much larger than originally thought

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WARM SPRINGS, OR (KPTV) -

The Sunnyside Turnoff fire in Warm Springs is much larger than crews thought.

Infra-red scanning revealed it has burned more than 45,000 acres. That's twice the size firefighters thought on Tuesday. Kah-Nee-Ta resort remained closed Wednesday, as roads in the area were still shut down.

But the worst isn't over; the fire is expected to grow due to hot temperatures and low humidity. Helicopters are still dropping water on the flames as firefighters battle the blaze on the ground. As of Wednesday evening, the fire is only 40 percent contained.

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