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200-acre blaze prompts evacuation notices

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BRIDGEPORT — A fire near Bridgeport had burned about 400 acres of sagebrush by early Wednesday afternoon, prompting evacuation notices for about seven residences.

Level 2 evacuations in the area of Highland Orchard Road mean that residents need to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.

The fire was burning in an easterly direction, fanned by winds and had jumped one fire line, said Harvey Gjesdal, Douglas County sheriff.

The fire was reported about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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