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Long Hollow Fire burns 33,000 acres with zero percent containment

Officials say a combine sparked the fire.

DUFUR, Ore. — A wildfire that has prompted evacuations and burned several buildings in Wasco County has burned 33,408 acres and is uncontained.

The fire jumped from the west side of the Deschutes River to the east bank on Friday. On the west side of the river, the fire has spread from Macks Canyon to Beavertail campground.

In Wasco County, Boyd is also under a Level 1 (Get Ready) evacuation notice. A Level 3 (Go) evacuation order is in place along the Deschutes River, from Sherars Falls to Macks Canyon.

Photos: Wildfire burns in Wasco County

Due to the fire jumping to the east side of the river, the Sherman County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 1 evacuation notice to communities south of Rutledge Road.

Highway 216 is closed from the junctions with Highway 197 to Highway 97.

Crews have created a line on the south edge of the fire, along Browns Road, Highway 216 and the Deschutes River. More than 150 firefighters, with the help of local ranchers, are battling the blaze. They continue to battle difficult conditions with high temperatures and gusty winds.

Sky 8 video of the fire

The fire broke out at around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday on Long Hollow Road, south of Dufur. Officials said a combine, a machine designed to harvest wheat, sparked the fire.

Last week, the Substation Fire burned nearly 80,000 acres in Wasco and Sherman counties and left one man dead. The Long Hollow Fire has burned to some of the fire lines created for the Substation Fire.

Anyone affected by the fire can call 541-316-7711 for more information about the fire.