Oregon firefighters, residents battle flareups in 10,500-acre Miller Road Fire

  • Source: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
  • Published: 08/04/2022 12:00 AM

Right off of Highway 216, not far from the main fire line, hot spots flared up Wednesday afternoon in areas already burned by the 10,500-acre Miller Road Fire. Crews jumped on them to put them out, as one flared up not far from a fire station. More than 120 firefighters are working the fire that is burning in grass and brush. The fire broke out Tuesday about 13 miles southwest of Maupin, sending up a huge plume of smoke. It is 0% contained. Gov. Kate Brown invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act, which allows for mutual aid and more resources. FEMA also authorized federal funds to help. It was the first time this year it declared an assistance grant in Oregon. There are Level Three (Go Now) evacuation orders in place on the south side of Highway 216 to Highway 197. Other areas are under Level Two (Get set) orders.


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