Wildfires force home evacuations in Oregon

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Oregon crews are battling six major wildfires that have forces the evacuation of more than 100 houses.

Those fires have burned 21,000 acres, or nearly 33 square miles, and were just 2 percent contained as of Monday afternoon.

Cheyne Rossbach, a fire spokesman, said a total of 400 homes are threatened, but none has burned. More than 1,000 firefighters and support staff have been assigned to fires that have scorched one outbuilding and two railroad trestles.

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