Withers Fire burning near Paisley started by arsonist - KPTV - FOX 12

Withers Fire burning near Paisley started by arsonist

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PAISLEY, OR (KPTV) -

The Withers Fire that is burning a mile north of Paisley was started by an arsonist, according to fire officials.

The Oregon Department of Forestry said officials are conducting a criminal investigation.

The Withers Fire started Wednesday. It is now 65 percent contained and has burned about 3,424 acres.

A containment line has been completed near Paisley. Firefighters will continue to work on the perimeter.

Oregon Highway 31 remains open, but fire officials said avoiding the area if possible will help both firefighter and public safety.

If anyone has any information about who may have started the fire, they are asked to (541) 947-2504.

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