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Dumped Ashes Burn An Acre in Madras

MADRAS, OR -- An acre of grass, sage and jumper near City View and B streets in Madras was burned Tuesday after dumped ash from a burn barrel ignited.

Jefferson County Fire responded and two crews battled the blaze, it was an half acre when they started, but doubled in size before they were able to put it out.


Crews stayed for 4 hours doing mop up and checking for hot spots. There were no injuries. 

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