Evacuation notices lifted for central Oregon wildfire
By The Associated Press
SISTERS, OR (AP) -
Officials on Sunday lifted all evacuation notices for residents in about 900 homes near wildfire burning in central Oregon.
The Oregon Department of Forestry says the fire has scorched nearly 2,100 acres, or about 3 square miles, and was about 72 percent contained as of Sunday morning. No structures have been lost.
Residents throughout Oregon are being told to prepare for the fire season by being ready to go in case of an evacuation. Fire officials urge residents to get ready by assembling emergency supplies, planning escape route and taking other measures.
The cost of fighting that fire has hit about $2.3 million.
More than 600 personnel and five helicopters have assigned to the fire, which was ignited by lightning Tuesday.
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