2000-acre Akawana Fire threatens homes near Sisters

The Akawana Fire covers nearly 2000 acres. (Photo via MGN Online)

SISTERS, Ore. - The 2000-acre Akawana Fire that was first reported on June 7 continues to spread, now threatening homes in Three Rivers, according to a press release from the Oregon Department of Forestry.

The fire has been burning actively since Tuesday evening, spreading with the steady winds.

Approximately 1200 homes are being threatened and Gov. Kate Brown has officially invoked the Oregon Conflagration Act. The act authorizes structural crews from around the state to assist local fire departments in battling the fire.

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