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Two fires burn near Ben Irving Reservoir

According to Douglas Forest Protective Association officials, two fires were located, burning in grass, brush and young trees.

Posted: Jul 26, 2019 7:31 AM
Updated: Jul 26, 2019 10:38 AM

TENMILE, Ore. -- Fire crews responded to a natural cover fire, burning near Ben Irving Reservoir 10 miles southwest of Winston Thursday afternoon.

Two fires were located, burning in grass, brush and young trees, Douglas Forest Protective Association officials said.

Two helicopters were diverted from the Milepost 97 Fire to assist with the fires.

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Crews from the DFPA, Tenmile Rural Fire Department and Winston and Dillard fire departments responded, and they were there until midnight mopping up.

One fire burned about half an acre while the other fire burned about an acre and a half.

According to the investigation, the cause of the fires may be vehicle related.

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