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Fires near Curtin contained, expected smoke near I-5 for a few days

Janelle PolcynSeptember 2, 2018

The six wildlfires that burned an estimated 90 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.

The fire that was reported around 6 p.m. Friday night was contained by morning and the rural fire districts were sent home once threats to structures was minimized.

Kyle Reed, spokesperson for the DFPA, estimated the six fires together were about 90 acres on Saturday, with most of that focused in the two southern-most fires which combined overnight and are estimated to be about 85 acres together. Reed said they were able to get a dozer line around the fires except 200 feet that was hand-dug.

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