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Oregon wildfire forces evacuations in main eclipse area

SISTERS, Ore. — Evacuation orders were issued for about 600 residents in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon threatened by a wildfire that has closed access to part of a wilderness area. Fire officials said Saturday another 1,000 residents near the tourist town of Sisters have been told to be ready to leave if necessary. No structures have been lost and no injuries have been reported since the fire began last week in central Oregon. The cause is under investigation. Elsewhere, fire officials in Montana ordered additional evacuations Friday night after earlier telling residents of 750 homes to flee a fire that jumped control lines. The 44-square-mile blaze is burning southwest of the town of Lolo.

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