Central Oregon Daily▶️ New task forces sent to fight remote NE Oregon wildfire

▶️ New task forces sent to fight remote NE Oregon wildfire

▶️ New task forces sent to fight remote NE Oregon wildfire

New task forces sent to fight remote NE Oregon wildfire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Fire Marshal says two additional task forces have arrived in northeastern Oregon to fight the Double Creek fire, bringing the total number of task forces there to six.

The wildfire, caused by lightning, is 0% contained and burning across 68 square miles in a remote area near the Idaho state line. Fire officials say lower temperatures and calmer winds on Sunday and Monday have helped them fight the blaze.

Meanwhile, firefighters in southwestern Oregon are expecting less favorable weather conditions. Those tackling the Rum Creek Fire are bracing for hot winds on Tuesday. That fire is 34% contained.

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