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Crews Fighting Two Acre Fire In Nesika Park Area
Firefighters worked through the night and are still battling an approximate two acre forest fire about 18 miles east of Coos Bay. It was reported to the Coos Forest Protective Association around 5pm yesterday. The blaze is mostly in timber in the Nesika Park area and has not threatened any homes. Terrain is making it difficult to battle the fire because the area is steep and bluffy, according to CFPA spokesman John Flannigan. Crews are using a helicopter, three engines and about 20 fire fighters. Flannigan is asking the public to avoid the area to allow crews to work, adding that winds are not hampering fire-fighting efforts. The cause of the fire is under investigation.