Fire Burns North of Eugene

COBURG HILLS, Ore. — Firefighters are working from the ground and the sky to put out a fire burning about two and a half acres in the Coburg Hills.

A helicopter dumped water on the blaze on Friday evening as more than a dozen firefighters worked to extinguish it. ¬†Officials from the Oregon Department of Forestry say they will have to manually dig a line around the fire because the area is so steep. ¬†They expect to work through the night, but say they don’t think it will spread.

ODF says the fire does appear to be human-caused, but it’s currently still under investigation.

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