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Rum Creek Fire Jumps Eastern Line

(Merlin, OR) -- Firefighters remain on the scene of the Rum Creek Fire near Merlin in Southern Oregon. Fire officials say the blaze jumped the eastern line Tuesday night and burned several hundred acres. Additional firefighters were moved to the area to build new containment lines. The fire has burned nearly 14-thousand acres and remains one-percent contained. One house has been destroyed and over five-thousand homes are threatened along with 21 commercial buildings. 18-hundred firefighters are working to contain the fire that was caused by lightning.

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