Fire burning east of Cottage Grove Lake

Jerry Liudahl shared this photo of the fire as of 1 p.m.

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - Firefighters are working a fire burning east of Cottage Grove Lake on industrial timber lands, the East Lane District of the Oregon Department of Forestry said.

Fire crews from state forestry and the Bureau of Land Management are on scene.

The fire is estimated at less than 3 acres.

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However, the fire is burning in steep terrain. Helicopters are picking up loads of water from the reservoir to drop on the blaze, and firefighters said the weather so far is cooperating.

Fire crews will work into the night to contain and mop up the blaze, firefighters said.

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