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Human caused fire burns half an acre along Eckley Ridge Rd. in Coos County

(Photo courtesy CFPA)

COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- Firefighters from Coos Forest Protective Association responded to a fire in the Sixes River drainage around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters arrived on-scene to find two fires burning along the Eckley Ridge Road.

With the assistance of three helicopters, a retardant plane, several fire engines, hand crews and two logging industry water tenders, the fires were extinguished at about half-an-acre.

The fire was human caused and is under investigation, officials with CFPA said.

"This fire is a reminder that fire danger conditions are high and the public needs to follow fire prevention requirements when they are out enjoying the outdoors," CFPA said in a statement. "If you are planning on going out into the forests you need to follow public use restrictions as well as any requirements that private landowners require on their lands."

For more information on fire prevention restrictions and closures, visit www.coosfpa.net, or call the closure line at (541) 267-1789.

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