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ODF Respond To Fire In Gold Hill

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NEAR GOLD HILL, Ore.  — ODF is responding to a fire in Gold Hill area. It’s burning in an area that some say is especially dry and of concern.

ODF says the fire is located at Highway 234 and is 5 acres. ODF says that the fire is on Nugget Butte, 2 miles north of Gold Hill and Highway 234 is closed in that area.

Terrain is steep and heavily-wooded, burning quickly up a ridge. Steven Sandberg reports that helicopters have been seen dumping water on the fire, as well as air tankers have flown over and drop fire retardant.

Photo Courtesy of Jade Bansen

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  1. David Tokar says:

    The forestfire in Goldhill is now 20 acres and 50% contained. The forest service is hopefull of full containment soon depending on winds.
    I heard this on my scanner.

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