Wildfire that forced evacuations is extinguished

AP News
Posted: Sep 06, 2014 1:35 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A late-night wildfire that tore through brush in an Oregon city has been extinguished after it forced the evacuation of more than 200 homes.

Jim Patton of the Corvallis Fire Department says the blaze was put out by sunrise on Saturday, and prison work crews were working to mop up hot spots.

No one was injured. Patton says one home suffered minimal exterior damage.

Firefighters struggled against high winds and rough terrain as they fought the fire in the north part of town late Friday night and early Saturday.

Crews were also using bulldozers to create fire lines in case the blaze reignited.

The weekend is expected to stay hot, dry and windy.