Firefighters mopping up wildfire in Washington County; residents told they can go home


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PORTLAND, Oregon — Firefighters have told residents they can return to their homes near a wildfire west of Portland, and crews are getting ready to wrap up their work.

At one point, as many as 60 residences were under evacuation notices as a result of the timber and fire that began Friday 2 miles northwest of the reservoir Hagg Lake. It's southwest of Forest Grove in Washington County.

By Sunday night, fire bosses said residents could return home. The Monday morning fire report said crews are working the mop-up phase of a wildfire, putting out hot spots just inside the perimeter of the burn area.

The fire area was listed as 211 acres on Stimson Lumber Co. land. Firefighters haven't said whether they've pinpointed a cause.

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