Wildfire burns on Oregon reservation; 2 houses destroyed


WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) – A wildfire burning on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon destroyed two houses and threatened dozens more.

KTVZ reports the blaze charred more than 30 square miles by late Thursday as it expanded through brush and timber.

Fire spokesman Brad Donahue says one of the places that burned was a house where people lived and the other was an abandoned house he described as “historical.”

Donahue says the fire began Tuesday on private land off the reservation. One firefighter suffered a minor injury that day.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, though investigators believe it was caused by humans rather than lightning.