UPDATE: Crews fight 750-acre Solitude Fire in Wheeler County

Solitude Fire in Wheeler County is now 750 acres, but wildland fire crews say containment is at 30 percent.

Posted: Jul. 11, 2018 8:10 AM
Updated: Jul. 12, 2018 7:09 AM

WHEELER COUNTY, Ore. -- Wildland firefighting crews continue to fight the Solitude Fire, located near Highway 19 and the John Day River.

The fire was first reported July 8. The fire is burning dried grass and brush across a steep slope above the river. The fire is about 750 acres with 30 percent containment. The cause is still under investigation.

Air tankers and helicopters continue to fight the fire. Several structures in the area are under threat, including one residence and four historic cabins. 

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