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WARM SPRINGS, OR -- Cooler weekend temperatures and some rain helped crews battling the Nena Springs Fire: It's now 60% contained and some evacuation orders have been reduced or lifted. It’s burned about 40,000 acres on the Warm Springs Reservation.

 

The Whychus Fire, eight miles west of Sisters, is also 60% contained at just over 2,000 acres. Also west of Sisters, the Milli Fire is at 110 acres and 0% contained; it prompted a number of temporary closures, this weekend, including the Whispering Pine campground. And, smoke jumpers arrived in the Ochoco National Forest, Sunday for the 60-acre Belknap Fire.  
 
In the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, 700 firefighters continue to work the Whitewater Fire.  It’s now estimated at over 6,500 acres. The Rebel Fire, in the Three Sisters Wilderness, has burned 860 acres. 
 
On Saturday, Governor Brown authorized the Oregon National Guard to help fight fires burning near Crater Lake and in southwest Oregon. 
 
Nena Springs Photo by Rich Labelle: Airtanker makes a drop at Dant along the Deschutes River

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