- Associated Press - Saturday, September 6, 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - A late-night wildfire that tore through brush in an Oregon city has been extinguished after it forced the evacuation of more than 200 homes.

Jim Patton of the Corvallis Fire Department says the blaze was put out by sunrise on Saturday, and prison work crews were working to mop up hot spots.

No one was injured. Patton says one home suffered minimal exterior damage.

Firefighters struggled against high winds and rough terrain as they fought the fire in the north part of town late Friday night and early Saturday.

Crews were also using bulldozers to create fire lines in case the blaze reignited.



The weekend is expected to stay hot, dry and windy.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

Authorities say a late-night wildfire tearing through brush in an Oregon city forced the evacuation of more than 200 homes.

The Corvallis Police Department said late Friday night that firefighters struggled against high winds and rough terrain as they fought the fire in the north part of town.

The 100-acre blaze had been burning out of control, but police Lt. Cord Wood said crews were gaining the upper hand by early Saturday morning.

He says the residents of the 200-plus evacuated homes were being allowed to return, but they were being warned that they could still be forced to flee if the blaze flares up again.

There was no word of any injuries, and Wood says no reports of damage to homes.

The cause of the blaze was being investigated.

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