Fresh Wildfires Gain Ground In Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A handful of new wildfires are growing in central Washington. Some of them were started by lightning. In the central part of the state, a stretch of Interstate 90 was closed Tuesday after a brush fire jumped containment lines. The highway has reopened.
The state's largest fire, in Mills Canyon, is holding steady at about 35 square miles. It's 40 percent contained.
In south Oregon, firefighters have been able to hold a wildfire near the ranching town of Sprague River to a 4-square-mile area.
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