Oregon's Boxcar Fire Grows to 10,000 Acres in Two Days

The Boxcar Fire near Maupin, Oregon, grew to 10,000 acres by Thursday, June 22, just one day after it was first reported.

The blaze is believed to have been started by lightning, according to local news reports.

A level 1 evacuation was issued for East Maupin, and portions of Highway 197 were closed.

The Graham Fire was burning close to the Boxcar Fire and stood at 2,000 acres on June 22. Some residents in Jefferson County, Oregon, were asked to evacuate due to threatening winds fueling the fire. Credit: Brittany Farrell via Storyful