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Deception Complex Causes Smokey Skies

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – Fire crews battled wildfires west of Oakridge the weekend.

The wildfires make up the Deception Complex and consist of the Staley Fire, Deception Fire, Green Lake Fire, Davey Fire, and Pool Fire.

The fires have burned 445 acres as of Monday morning and are 53 percent contained.

Helicopters played a significant role in battling the fires by dropping 95,083 gallons of water. This has kept the fire cooled down, while crews construct fire lines.

Steep terrain, rolling material, and snags have kept firefighters from safely working on three fires in the Deception Creek area.

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