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Cow Canyon Fire Fully Lined

The Cow Canyon Fire that broke out Thursday afternoon near the junction of Highways 97 and 197 is now fully lined.  The Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center reported that crews are working to put out hotspots and burning juniper near the line.  It was mapped at 519 acres.  The Ashwood Rural Fire Protection Association, Bureau of Land Management, and air tankers were joined by the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s office, Wasco County Sheriff, Oregon State Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation in responding to the fire.  The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office this morning lifted Level 1 evacuation advisories for Shaniko and Antelope.  Cause of the fire is undetermined.