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UPDATED: Wildfire burns 925 acres of forest near Grants Pass

Updated: 12:02 p.m.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning in the rugged mountains of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest has reached about 925 acres, or more than a square mile.

The Oak Flat fire is burning in the Wild Rivers Ranger District about 20 miles southwest of Grants Pass, near the edge of the massive Biscuit fire in 2002.

Firefighters said crews are using fire lines built during the 2002 blaze because of the difficulty and danger of putting people near the main body of the Oak Flat fire.

The blaze is only about 10 percent contained.

Seven helicopters have been dropping water while fire behavior is being monitored by two airplanes equipped with infrared technology.

There are about 700 firefighters working the blaze. No structures were threatened.

- The Associated Press