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Lane County firefighters leave to assist with White River Fire

Lane, Benton and Douglas County firefighters left for Wasco County Saturday afternoon to assist with the White River Fire.

Posted: Aug 29, 2020 1:52 PM

EUGENE, Ore.-- Lane, Benton and Douglas County firefighters left for Wasco County Saturday afternoon to assist with the White River Fire.

According to the Oregon State Fire Marshal, all of the teams are expected to arrive at around 4 p.m. and will be protecting threatened structures and property. 

As of Saturday morning, the fire was about 11,184 acres in size and 10 percent contained. The fire prompted level 3 evacuations on Friday.

The Lane County Fire Task Force left the Coburg Fire Station at noon, consisting of around 16 people.

Lane County Fire Defense Chief Chad Minter said that the agreement is generally for seven days max, but it could be anywhere from one to seven days.

“Resources are thin in this area, all over the state and the Northwest, quite frankly,” Minter said. “We don't want fires to start, but at the same time, you know, we're going to do the best we can to provide the resources.”

The White River Fire has blazed for thirteen days. Governor Kate Brown announced a conflagration declaration on Friday, allowing the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters to assist with the effort.

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