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Campers evacuated due to wildfire near Cove Palisades State Park, two homes burned

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CULVER, OR (KPTV) -

Campers were forced to evacuate after a wildfire sparked south of Cove Palisades State Park, two miles northwest of Culver.

Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center said the fire grew to 200 acres, burned two vacant homes and several outbuildings.

About 40 campers were evacuated from the E Loop of Cove Palisades State Park Campground.

The fire was fought by 10 engines, 2 airtankers, 2 helicopters, 2 hand crews, and a water tender.

The Jefferson County Sheriff Dept. evacuated about 60 people in a small subdivision west of Culver. That evacuation has been lifted.

The cause of fire is human and remains under investigation, although the fire started in a campground at Cove Palisades.

Fire officials would like to remind people that campfires are prohibited on lands protected by the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, Prineville BLM, Oregon Department of Forestry, and Oregon State Parks.

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