Vitae Springs Fire Continues to Burn in Salem With Evacuations in Place

The Vitae Springs fire burns in the wooded and brushy area of south Salem as seen from Independence on Sept. 9. (Jose Gibson photo)

Fires continue to worsen all over Oregon, as around 350 people are estimated to be affected by the latest evacuation Saturday morning due to the Vitae Springs in south Salem. The brush fire broke out Friday afternoon, with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office placing an evacuation notice under Level 2 for around 1,500 people. According to state mapping, there are around 1,000 structures in the secondary zone, which you can see here.

Vatae Springs Fire in Salem Images courtesy of rawnews

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