Lightning ignites E. Ore. wildfires

Lightning ignites E. Ore. wildfires

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Lightning ignites E. Ore. wildfires

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by Associated Press

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Posted on June 11, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 11 at 2:01 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Lightning strikes have touched off wildfires in Eastern Oregon, including one that grew on Tuesday to about 4,500 acres, or 7 square miles.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says the fire is burning in typical terrain for the region, amid grass and sagebrush.

The largest of the fires is east of Stockade Mountain in central Malheur County, named the Crowley Fire.

The BLM says winds have pushed the fires, and more firefighters and equipment have been dispatched.

The agency also reports five small fires totaling about 1,500 acres on state land in Harney County near the South Fork of the Malheur River. It said fire crews are holding the line there.

The lightning struck Monday.

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