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July 18, 2013
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Crews rush to douse fires southwest of Riddle

Two small fires started Wednesday evening in a remote forested area 18 miles southwest of Riddle.

The two fires started several miles apart in the west fork of Cow Creek drainage, one burning one-third of an acre and the other burning approximately half an acre in heavy brush and trees, according to the Douglas Forest Protective Association.

Six engines, 20 firefighters, a helicopter and an observation plane were sent to fight the fires, with assistance provided by the Riddle Fire Department.

The cause of both fires is under investigation. Anybody with information that may assist investigators is asked to call the DFPA at 541-672-6507 or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 541-440-4471.

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The News-Review Updated Jul 22, 2013 10:01AM Published Jul 18, 2013 10:36AM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.