Fire crews fight south-central Ore. wildfire
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
CHILOQUIN, Ore. (AP) -- Fire crews in south-central Oregon are fighting a wildfire that has destroyed two historic buildings at the Bray mill Fish Hatchery.
South-Central Oregon Fire Management spokeswoman Erica Hupp said Wednesday the Braymill fire was estimated to have burned more than 17 acres. It started from an unmonitored burn barrel. It's burning on private and national forest land northeast of Chiloquin.
The spokeswoman says dry fuels and recent warm temperatures are increasing fire danger in the area. An unattended campfire earlier this week burned more than three acres.