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The Douglas Forest Protective Association has started working with farmers, ranchers and other landowners to complete prescribed burns throughout the county.

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The six wildlfires that burned an estimated 97 acres along Interstate 5 near Curtin in northern Douglas County was related to a vehicle malfunction from a passing motorist, according to a statement released by the Douglas Forest Protective Association on Saturday.

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A half-acre grass fire on the top of Reservoir Hill on North Bellview Court Tuesday morning caused a plume of smoke to rise up to the sky, visible to nearby travelers.

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On Saturday, firefighters continued to fight fires in the South Umpqua Complex located 45 miles southeast of Roseburg. As of 8 a.m. Saturday, Umpqua National Forest Service officials said the fires had grown to 2,229 acres and are 10 percent contained.