Oregon fire quadruples in size; governor declares emergency

A wildfire in remote southwest Oregon almost quadrupled in size overnight, forcing evacuations and prompting the governor to invoke an emergency act.

SALEM, Ore. — A wildfire in remote southwest Oregon almost quadrupled in size overnight Saturday, forcing evacuations and prompting the governor to invoke an emergency act that allows the state fire marshal to take command of suppression efforts.

The Rum Creek Fire, which had covered around 1,200 acres (485 hectares) on Friday, increased to 4,700 acres (1,900 hectares) in size, Gov. Kate Brown’s office said Saturday.

Authorities also ordered evacuations as a wildfire grew in rugged terrain in western Idaho. The Valley County

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