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MADRAS, Ore. -- A wildfire was spreading in Central Oregon Tuesday, not far from Madras.

Officials said the Deadman Canyon Fire was up to about 1,300 acres as of Tuesday evening in a remote area just northeast of the Highway 97 and 293 junction.

Highway 293 was closed for several hours overnight Tuesday.

The wildfire was threatening at least one home and several outbuildings.

Investigators believe a lightning strike sparked it Monday.


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