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BLUE RIVER, Ore. -- Fire crews continue to make progress on the Terwilliger Fire burning near Cougar Reservoir east of Springfield.
At last check the fire was about 11,000 acres and 75 percent contained.
Firefighters recently captured photos showing burned spots around the kiosk at Terwilliger Hot Springs.
The hot springs continue to be closed off to the public and the Aufderheide Scenic Byway (Forest Service Road 19) is closed as well.
Fire officials said the potential for trees to fall onto the road is very high.
Over the weekend a special team from the McKenzie River Ranger District worked to mitigate hazards posed by fire-weakened and damaged trees around the hot springs.
#TerwilligerFire: A special team is working to evaluate hazards posed by fire weakened and damaged trees around Terwilliger Hot Springs. Only the minimum number of staff needed to do this work are entering the area due to the myriad of fire hazards that remain in the vicinity. pic.twitter.com/l9BxoBJZMt
— WillametteNatlForest (@willametteNF) September 16, 2018
About five burned trees were cut down, as they were in danger of falling and causing further damage. Officials said additional trees will likely need to come down in the coming months.
Currently, 367 people are working the fire with the aid of two helicopters, 13 engines and five water tenders.
The fire is expected to be fully contained by the end of October.
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