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Wildfire burns 40,000 acres near Willowcreek, freeway reopens

Fire burns into the ridges north of Willowcreek on June 28. The wildfire started on private land and spread to BLM ground. (The Enterprise/ISAAC WASSERMAN)

UPDATE 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, June 29 – Wednesday, June 29 - Bureau of Land Management and Rangeland Fire Protection Associations resources are holding the Willowcreek fire line at Interstate 84, and no structures are threatened. The burn spread between Moores Hollow Road and I-84. With light winds, it's holding well, according to BLM. The BLM will make an announcement about an investigation as soon as possible while it continues to monitor the fire.

The Willowcreek fire grew to an estimated 40,000 acres overnight. Cooler temperatures and lighter winds slowed the fire, the BLM reported. Winds are forecast to be lighter than . . .