Crews fighting Bruler Fire in east Linn County

While the fire is only roughly 15-20 acres at this time, officials say it has a high potential to spread.

Posted: Jul 12, 2021 6:54 PM
Updated: Jul 12, 2021 11:21 PM

LINN COUNTY, Ore. – A new fire start in east Linn County has officials on edge.

The U.S. Forest Service said the Bruler Fire is on the boundary of the Sweet Home and Detroit ranger district. It’s estimated to be between 15 and 20 acres and has high potential to spread.

Emergency closures are in place for the Middle Santiam Wilderness, Old Cascade Crest Loop Trails (Swamp Peak and Gordon Peak), and Forest Service Roads 11 (Straight Creek Road), 1161, 1133 and 1012.

A column of smoke is visible from Highway 22, the Detroit area and Santiam Pass.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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