Whitewater Fire triples to 4,500 acres, Mount Jefferson Wilderness closed

The Whitewater Fire exploded for the second straight day, tripling in size to 4,570 acres in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness.

Hot weather and high winds pushed the fire within four miles of State Highway 22 and rained ash and smoke on nearby Detroit.

The fire is expected to continue to grow, possibly rapidly, with little relief from temperatures in sight.

Source: Whitewater Fire triples to 4,500 acres, Mount Jefferson Wilderness closed