By Associated Press • 

Wildfires at Warm Springs, Baker County raging


A fire burning in the Warm Springs Indian Reservation has destroyed three structures and charred nearly 30 square miles.

The County Line 2 fire started two days ago, caused by sparks from a passing vehicle. It has forced two lengthy closures of Highway 26.

The Central Oregon Conflagration Task Force was called up late Thursday so more firefighters could be used to help protect structures around Warm Springs.

In Eastern Oregon, a lightning-caused fire burning south of Baker City moved west toward Black Mountain, where there are several summer homes. People in that area, along with Denny Creek to the south, were asked to evacuate immediately.

The Cornet fire has burned 20 square miles of grass, brush and timber.

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