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Governor Declares Sugar Pine Fire a 'Conflagration'

The declaration allows resources from the State Fire Marshal's office to deploy in the area to help local firefighters.

Posted: Aug 3, 2018 4:07 PM
Updated: Aug 3, 2018 4:18 PM

SALEM, Ore. — After the Sugar Pine Fire raced south Thursday evening, joining with other fires from the South Umpqua Complex and burning structures, Governor Kate Brown has declared the fire a "conflagration."

Much like similar declarations in previous weeks for wildfires throughout Oregon, the announcement serves as an official means of freeing up resources from the State Fire Marshal's office to help local agencies fight the fires.

The Sugar Pine Fire now covers 21,439 acres and is only 18 percent contained. This newest count seems to include the Miles and Goodview fires.

For more information on developments with the Sugar Pine Fire and South Umpqua Complex, read our article HERE.

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