- Associated Press - Thursday, September 14, 2017

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - People staying in the Breitenbush area north of Detroit, Oregon, have been told to evacuate immediately because of a wildfire.

The area is a vacation destination in the Willamette National Forest that has few permanent residents. A lower-level evacuation has been in place for weeks, so many people have already left.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office increased the evacuation to a level 3 on Thursday. That’s a recommendation to leave now.


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The sheriff’s office says the fire is moving closer to the Breitenbush Hot Springs resort and 72 cabins.

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