125 soldiers sent to help battle S. Oregon fire

125 soldiers sent to help battle S. Oregon fire

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by KGW.com staff

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Posted on July 31, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 31 at 4:28 PM

GLENDALE, Ore. –The Oregon military and the Office of Emergency Management are sending 125 soldiers and five helicopters to help battle the Douglas Complex fire that has burned more than 25,000 acres in southern Oregon.

Multiple other state agencies have already responded to the fire that has forced the evacuation warning of some 400 homes near the town of Glendale.

More: Evacuation order for S. Oregon Wildfire

On Tuesday, Gov. John Kitzhaber declared a state of emergency for Josephine and Douglas counties as firefighters continued to battle the growing wildfire.

More: State of emergency in SW Oregon for wildfires

 

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