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RICHLAND, OR -- Governor Kate Brown invoked the emergency conflagration act in response to the Dry Gulch Fire burning in Baker County. At the time of the declaration, the fire had grown to more than 12,000 acres and threatened about 275 homes.

 

Cory Grogan with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management tells KBND, "The declaration authorizes the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire."

 

The fire was first spotted Saturday afternoon. As of late Monday, the Dry Gulch Fire was 20% contained at nearly 18,000 acres. 

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