. Oregon wildfire triples its reach in 1 day, burning thousands more acres and forcing evacuations « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CNN/A southwestern Oregon wildfire burning since mid-August spread rapidly from Friday to Saturday thanks to strong winds, more then tripling its total burned acreage in one day and prompting evacuation orders, fire officials said.

The Rum Creek Fire, about a 50-mile drive northwest of Medford, has burned 4,319 acres as of Saturday morning, according to InciWeb, a clearinghouse for US fire information.
That’s up from the roughly 1,200 acres the fire had burned by Friday morning, according to CNN affiliates KOBI and KTVL.

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