- Associated Press - Sunday, May 28, 2017

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Firefighters battling a 170-acre (69-hectare) wildfire burning west of the central Oregon town of Bend have the blaze about 40 percent contained.

By Sunday morning, fire crews had completed hand lines along the eastern and western borders of the fire. They also continued to hold the north and south portions of the fire with roads.

The fire is burning near the popular recreation area of Tumalo Falls. The gate on Forest Road 4601 to the falls remains closed.

Residents of a subdivision of homes and cabins continue to be under a pre-evacuation notice. Fire officials hope to lift that order on Monday.

Officials say the wildfire started Friday but had not released a cause.

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