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UPDATE: Range fire burns out of control near Willowcreek, covers 15,000 acres as smoke closes Interstate 84

Firefighters Tuesday night were tackling a range fire that reportedly started on private property in the Willowcreek area and was pushed east by winds onto federal land.

The Vale District of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management reported at about 10 p.m. Tuesday that the fire had covered an estimated 15,000 acres and had no containment. No structures had been damaged or were threatened, the agency said in a statement.

The Oregon Department of Transportation closed Interstate 84 between Ontario and Baker City because of wildfire smoke at . . .