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3 fires burning in Coos Bay area

3 fires burning in Coos Bay area
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COOS BAY, Ore. -- Recent dry weather, coupled with high winds have resulted in fires popping up in Southwest Oregon.

The 125-acre Alder Creek Fire is burning 16 miles north of Shady Cove. Oregon Department of Forestry, the U.S. Forest Service and private forest landowners are fighting that blaze.

In the Coos Bay area, three wildfires are burning.

The 300-acre Bone Mountain Fire is burning six miles south of Remote. The Coos Forest Protective Association is fighting the fire. Resources include: three bulldozers, one helicopter, five 10-person private landowner hand crews and two 10-person inmate hand crews.

The 40-acre Camas Creek Fire burning about seven miles northeast of Remote is also being fought by the Coos Forest Protective Association. Resources include: two fire engines, four 10-person hand crews, five water tenders, two bulldozers and one helicopter. Adjacent Oregon Department districts and the Douglas Forest Protective Association are assisting with the firefighting effort.

A third fire, the Weaver Ridge Fire, is about 20 acres.

This is a developing story and will be updated.
 

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