Small fire gets out of control on Deschutes

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Associated Press

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 1:01 PM

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A small warming fire lit by a canoeist on the Deschutes River grew to burn more than acre before it was extinguished.

The Bulletin (http://is.gd/0A37Js ) reports the canoeist called to report the fire south of Bend around 5 a.m. Saturday.

Water-dropping helicopters, hand crews and an engine crew brought the fire under control, and it was declared contained at around 6:30 p.m.

The fire was on the lava flow side of the river near Aspen Camp, upstream from Lava Island Falls. The rocky terrain prevented the fire from growing much further.

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Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com

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