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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Oregon wildfires cause severe smoky conditions on North Coast Featured

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This photo was taken from Sprowel Creek Road looking down near the junction of Sprowel Creek with the South Fork Eel River.

Severe smoky conditions on the North Coast are continuing as smoke drifts southward from several fires in Oregon. The fires coincided with numerous lightning strikes in various parts of Oregon. The biggest fire in this cluster (the Sunnyside Turnoff Fire ), located just north of Warm Springs Oregon, has currently burned 51,340 acres and is reported to be 90% contained, according to the Incident Information system (InciWeb), as of Sun., July 28, 2013 at 8 am. The Sunnyside Turnoff Fire began Saturday July 20th, 2013 and was reported to involve 798 firefighting personnel.

Click here for InciWeb information about the current fires in Oregon.

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