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N.M. Firefighter Injured in Oregon Wildfire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A firefighter who suffered minor burns on an Oregon range fire after crawling into her emergency shelter is a member of the Zuni Interagency Hotshots from New Mexico.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Michael Campbell said Tuesday that the woman — whose name has been withheld at her request — is a U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs employee.

Fire officials say the crew was digging fire line Sunday evening on the Holloway Fire in southeastern Oregon when flames blew over their position. The rest of the 20-person crew made it to a safety zone, but the woman got separated. She was treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation.

The fire has burned 675 square miles in Oregon and Nevada. Firefighters hope to have it contained Thursday evening.


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