Heat and wind combined with dry conditions to make for an unusually hurried spring afternoon for Douglas County firefighters. “We’ve had a very busy day,” Douglas Forest Protective Association spokesman Kyle Reed said Saturday evening. “Normally, this time of year, we have one or two fires a week. Today alone, we’ve responded to eight fires.” The largest fire burned approximately five acres of brush just west of Interstate 5 at Milepost 160 near Drain. Another fire near Drain at South Elk Creek burned about 1 1/2 acres. Firefighters there reported sustained winds of 15 mph, Reed said. Reed said no …
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