- Associated Press - Sunday, June 24, 2018

CULVER, Ore. (AP) - Fire crews say they have made significant progress containing a wildfire near Culver in north-central Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Forestry says it had successfully contained roughly 50 percent of the blaze as of Saturday and will continue to put out hot spots on Sunday.

Evacuation levels have also been lowered for residents who live near areas affected by the wildfire, allowing them to return home but fire officials say they should be ready to leave again if the fire changes course.

About 375 firefighters are fighting the wildfire.

The lightning-caused wildfire destroyed two residential structures and five outbuildings. It has scorched a little more than 3 square miles (8 square kilometers) since it first erupted on Thursday.

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