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Neighbors report column of smoke near Hagg Lake

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GASTON, OR (KPTV) -

If you're worried about a large column of smoke near Hagg Lake, you're not alone.

Washington County fire departments received several calls Thursday from concerned neighbors about smoke that could be seen for miles.

But officials say there is no reason to worry.  The smoke is from a large slash burn on the Stimson Mainline near the end of Sain Creek Road on Stimson company property.

The Oregon Department of Forestry issued a permit for the fire, which is being closely monitored. It's expected to burn into Friday.

Meanwhile, unregulated burning is banned in Washington County until further notice. Recent rains have helped reduce the threat of wildfire, but fire officials say conditions remain dangerous.

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