By Associated Press • 

Oregon's biggest wildfire slows growth

 

CANYOINVILLE — Oregon's biggest wildfire has slowed its growth as temperatures remain in the 80s.

Firefighters ratcheted up the containment level to 15 percent Wednesday on the Stouts fire in the Cascade foothills in southwestern Oregon.

Located 16 miles east of Canyonville, the fire has burned through 27 square miles of private and federal timber since starting last week. Oregon Department of Forestry says the cause remains under investigation.

Meanwhile, firefighters are mopping up the nearby Cable Crossing fire outside Glide, which is 40 percent contained at nearly 3 square miles. Guided by infrared sensors, firefighters are seeking out hotspots and dousing them with water.

About 25 miles to the east on the Umpqua National Forest, firefighters are working on a complex of eight small fires started by lightning.

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