Crews Mop Up Miller Road Fire Near Maupin

MAUPIN, Ore. — Crews got the upper hand on the Miller Road Fire in Wasco County over the weekend.

The fire, which started last Tuesday near the community of Juniper Flat, burned nearly 17 square miles or just under 11,000 acres of mostly grass, brush and juniper.  One home was destroyed.

It’s nearly fully contained.  A mop up crew is still looking for hot spots.  The cause remains under investigation.

All evacuation orders were lifted as of Sunday morning.

More than 300 personnel worked to get the fire under control.

Governor Kate Brown invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act allowing the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to help local resources in battling the fire.

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