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Curry Canyon Fire near Juntura under control

A helicopter drops water on the edge of the Curry Canyon fire Saturday night. (Jayme Fraser / Malheur Enterprise)

JUNTURA — A human-caused fire that broke out less than two miles northeast of Juntura on Saturday afternoon is under control.

Crews from the Vale District Bureau of Land Management and Juntura Rangeland Fire Protection Association initially responded to the Curry Canyon Fire. On Sunday, neighboring federal and state firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, BLM and the Oregon Department of Forestry joined the fight to suppress the fire, which has 3,100 acres as of Monday morning.

"This fire has been a true interagency effort," said Sam Delong, incident commander of the High Desert Type III Team, which continues to manage the fire. "There was great support from the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Juntura Rangeland Fire Protection Association, all the air support . . .