Wildfires burn throughout Oregon

A 175-acre fire is burning in Succor Creek State Natural Area and a 5,000-acre is burning in Buckskin

A firefighter sprays water, Sept. 11, 2014 (KOIN 6 News, file)
A firefighter sprays water, Sept. 11, 2014 (KOIN 6 News, file)

VALE, Ore. (AP) – Crews are trying to contain a wildfire burning south of the Succor Creek State Natural Area in Eastern Oregon.

The Bureau of Land Management said Monday the 175-acre blaze was spotted the night before by an aircraft returning from a wildfire in Idaho.

The cause of the wildfire has yet to be determined and there’s no estimate for when it might be contained.

Elsewhere, crews in southwest Oregon used a controlled burning operation to make progress on the nearly 5,000-acre Buckskin fire.

The fire was 30 percent contained Monday. Officials say burnout operations will continue for the next several days, and people in the Illinois and Rogue valleys who are sensitive to smoke should take appropriate caution.

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