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  • Selma-area fire grows to 3,350 acres

  • A fire burning near Selma continues to grow as firefighters work to gain control of it.
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  • A fire burning near Selma continues to grow as firefighters work to gain control of it.
    The Oak Flat fire had burned 3,350 acres as of this morning and was 55 percent contained, according to an Oregon Department of Forestry blog post.
    Fire managers said residents of the area should expect increasing smoke from the fire as temperatures climb today and Tuesday. The high near Selma is expected to be about 80 today and 96 on Tuesday.
    The fire is burning in the Rogue River National Forest two miles northeast of the junction of the Illinois River and Briggs Creek. It is not threatening structures.
    Fire officials say the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
    Forest roads, trails and campgrounds in the area remain closed, although Highway 199 between Grants Pass and the coast remains open. A list of closures is available at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2066/.
    — Staff reports
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