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Wildfire burns in Oregon's Malheur County

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Courtesy: The Argus Observer Courtesy: The Argus Observer
JORDAN VALLEY, OR (AP) -

Wildfire season has started for Oregon's Malheur County.

The Argus Observer reports that a wildfire started in Owyhee Canyon on Sunday night and has grown to about 32 square miles.

Vale District public information officer Larry Moore says the Owyhee Canyon Fire is southeast of Burns Junction and likely started from a lightning strike.

By Tuesday morning, there were 25 combined engines from the Bureau of Land Management and contracted firefighting services, two bulldozers, four water tenders, four Snake River Valley crews and one hotshot crew fighting the blaze.

An air attack was called in Monday and was expected to continue Tuesday.

Information from: Argus Observer, ArgusObserver.com.

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