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Old Burn Pile Starts Fire East of Coquille
The Coos Forest Protective Association stopped a fire from spreading west of Coquille. The fire on Lampa Lane was reported about 4:30 yesterday. CFPA Crews used helicopters to drop water from the Coquille River to stop the spread of the fire. Crews from Coquille, Arago and Myrtle Point Rural Fire Departments were on the ground. The fire was contained to 4.3 acres. A burn pile that held heat buried in the ground since April was the cause. Dry conditions combined with wind and topography made it difficult to battle the fire. Officials say it is important if you had a burn pile in the spring, to check and make sure it has been fully extinguished. For information on closures and fire prevention, go online to www.coosfpa.net or call 541-267-1789. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.