By Mike Mccormick and Jeff FaganAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has cleared the way for a wildfire in Oregon, the first major fire in the state in more than 40 years.
The Bureau of Land Management says it will start the cleanup operation Sunday in an area west of the town of Fort Collins and is seeking the public’s help in clearing brush and debris.
The agency said it expects the fire to burn for a few days.
The wildfire is the worst in the U.P. since 2006 and has burned about 8,000 acres (2,200 hectares).
Officials have warned residents to be cautious about the area and are asking for anyone with information about the fire or the cause to call 911.
The fire broke out Saturday afternoon and burned for several days before being put out.