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Fires Start in Umpqua National Forest

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The U.S. Forest Service says firefighters suppressed two fires started by lightning in the Umpqua National Forest, Saturday.

One fire was located in the Little River area east of Grotto Falls. Fire crews were able to keep the fire to less than a tenth of an acre.

The second fire was west of Black Butte. The Wolf Creek Hotshots contained the fire to a quarter acre.

The U.S. Forest Service says they will continue to patrol the area as a warming and drying trend is expected this week.

Those recreating in the forest are encouraged to call the Umpqua National Forest at 541-957-3325 to report any smoke trails they see.

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