Wildfires

Wildfires – Oregon, USA

Some residents have been evacuated and others are on standby as the Graham and Boxcar wildfires burn in central Oregon.

About 2,000 acres are in flames after the Graham Fire spreads near Culver. The fire was first reported on Thursday. Some damage to structures was reported but it was not yet clear what type of buildings burned.

The Boxcar Fire, which started three miles south of Maupin in Central Oregon, closed part of U.S. Highway 197 and is expected to grow. A level 1 evacuation — meaning “get ready” — has been issued for East Maupin. The largest wildfire of the young season grew to 18,000 acres Friday afternoon.

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