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Anderson Butte Fire stopped at 25.5 acres Sunday

Firefighters stopped a wildfire Sunday at 25.5 acres and spent Monday mopping up the blaze, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest District.

The Anderson Butte Fire, burning on Bureau of Land Management land about 7 miles south of Jacksonville, was reported at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Multiple agencies responded initially, including the U.S. Forest Service.

No homes were ever threatened by the fire, ODF said on its Facebook page.

Crews “made excellent progress overnight, completely lining the perimeter of the fire” and plumbing the entire area with fire hose. Crews were able to mop up 20 feet into the perimeter on all sides by morning, ODF said.

On Monday, four 20-person crews, four engines and three water tenders were assigned to the fire, totaling nearly 100 people.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.