Oregon fire officials say 'Two Bulls' wildfire caused by humans
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 00:52
Oregon officials say a blaze in western Oregon that could potentially threaten the water supply for the city of Bend was likely started by humans and have set up a tip line to help identify the suspects. Mana Rabiee reports.
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As hundreds of fire fighters battle a blaze in western Oregon that could potentially threaten the water supply for the city of Bend, investigators say the blaze was likely started by humans and set up a tip line to help identify the suspects. Mana Rabiee reports.
It's day four of the so-called 'Two Bulls' fire in central Oregon.
That's where some 800 firefighters have been battling a blaze that's burning about 10 square miles of heavy brush and timber.
On Monday, the fire was about 25 percent contained.
But a Level III evacuation order was in effect for some 50 homes.
SOUNDBITE: EVACUEE NATALIE HUMMEL SAYING
"Very scary to have a fire so close, and think that after we just purchased this house that it would just go up in smoke."
SOUNDBITE: EVACUEE KAREN GOEBEL SAYING:
"Mother nature can turn on a dime, you don't know when the wind will come back this way. It's so scary. So, so scary. For everybody here."
Fire crews want to keep the blaze away from the water supply for the city of Bend.
Investigators said on Monday the fire was caused by humans.
There's now a a Crime Stoppers Tip Line and a reward for information that can identify the suspects.
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