- Associated Press - Saturday, July 4, 2015

DAYVILLE, Ore. (AP) - Firefighters in central Oregon continue to fight a large fire on the west side of the South Fork John Day River, about 11 miles south of Dayville.

The Oregon Department of Forestry said on Saturday that the Corner Creek Fire continues to grow and is now estimated at 22,000 acres. It is only five percent contained.

Officials said conditions remain extremely challenging: high temperatures and low humidity coupled with winds gusting to 20 mph are causing the fire to run, spot, and torch into timber and rangeland.

At least six residences and a dozen other structures at several ranches are threatened, but no structures have burned thus far.

A forest closure has been issued for a part of the Ochoco National Forest. Several roads, trails and campgrounds are also closed.



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