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Car suspected to have started 24 acre fire near Hills Creek Reservoir

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Courtesy: Willamette National Forest Courtesy: Willamette National Forest
Courtesy: Willamette National Forest Courtesy: Willamette National Forest
SPRINGFIELD, OR (KPTV) -

A burning car set trees and brush on fire at the slope above Hills Creek Reservoir Saturday afternoon, according to the Forest Service at Willamette National Forest.

Officials say the fire has burned 24 acres.

“With our crews and our partners, we just slipped right back into gear and worked hard to get a line around this fire yesterday. The gusty winds meant the fire took a few good runs, but we anticipate we will continue to work the hot spots today,” said Middle Fork Ranger District Fire Management Officer Randy Green.

With the help of Sunday’s cooler and humid weather, fire officials anticipate the fire to be contained soon.  

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