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Fire officials: Stouts Creek Fire caused by lawnmower

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Stouts Fire grows 2,000 acres overnight Stouts Fire grows 2,000 acres overnight
DOUGLAS COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

The Oregon Department of Forestry said the Stouts Creek Fire in Douglas County was caused by someone mowing grass.

Fire officials said the person responsible was allegedly in violation of a Regulated Use Closure because they were mowing after the shutdown time when the fire occurred.

Due to the violation, the individual may be liable for the cost and damages resulting from the fire.

The Stouts Creek Fire has burned more than 23,800 acres and suppression costs have reached $22.4 million.

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