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Monday, May 28, 2007

Wind fans wildfire 7 miles N.E. of Sisters

.: Albany Democrat-Herald: Local News: "Wind fans wildfire 7 miles N.E. of Sisters

SISTERS n High winds have challenged firefighters battling a wildfire burning approximately 7 miles northeast of Sisters. The fire was reported at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday, and was being pushed east of Stevens Canyon toward Fremont Canyon by up to 20 mile per hour winds.

The fire is burning primarily in grass and brush, and is believed to be between 50 and 100 acres. The fire initially threatened structures, but shifted and began moving northeast away from homes. No evacuations had been ordered as of 7 p.m. Sunday.

Firefighters were expected to get a break Sunday evening, with winds decreasing to 5 to 10 mph by midnight. Temperatures were also expected to drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s.

The fire is believed to be human caused, but is still under investigation.

The fire was being staffed by 7 engines, 2 smokejumpers, 1 dozer and a water tender. Resources are being provided by Oregon Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service."

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