Large fire near Chiloquin is started by a smaller one

forest fire


Investigators say an unattended burn barrel started a fire near Chiloquin yesterday that took down a pair of buildings at the historic Braymill White Pine Company site. The blaze spread to more than 17 acres of privateland and the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The forest says recent warm temperatures and low live fuel moistures are contributing factors as crews work to contain the blaze.