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After community escapes fires during hot weekend, blaze ignites south of Holley Monday


August 23, 2016

FIREFIGHTERS battle a brush fire on Crescent Hill Monday morning. (Photo courtesy of Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District)

While temperatures reached at least 105 degrees in Sweet Home last week, the Sweet Home area had no wildland fire calls until after a cooling period that started Sunday.

Monday morning, though, approximately .12 acre burned on Crescent Hill southwest of Holley.

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District, with four pieces of apparatus, and the Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit, with six pieces of apparatus, responded at approximately 10 a.m. to a small fire that started in a ditch.

They rapidly extinguished the fire, and ODF remained on scene for mop-up and to complete a fire lin...

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