Wildfire Threatens Homes in Western Oregon

A wildfire burning near Mapleton, Oregon, threatened more than 30 homes as it grew to more than 500 acres on Monday, August 31, local media reported.

The blaze, named the Sweet Creek Milepost 2 Fire, was at zero percent containment as of Monday, according to local officials. The fire was burning private forestland and part of the Bureau of Land Management’s public land in the area.

This video, filmed by Terah Van Dusen, shows smoke rising from a forested area as a helicopter dumps water onto the blaze. Credit: Terah Van Dusen via Storyful

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