Douglas County Fire Departments responded to two brush fires on Monday. One fire, near Mansfield, was started by a combine striking a rock that created a spark. It burned about 50 acres and was contained within one hour by farmers using fire fighting and farming equipment.
The second fire south of Highway 2 near the Douglas Creek drainage may have started from farming equipment, but it is unclear. It was also contained and crews are still monitoring it, but it appears to be under control.
With high temperatures at the moment the Douglas County Sheriff's Office wants people to be careful. It is very easy for fires to start. If people see anything, such as a column of smoke, they should call it in immediately. The faster fire fighting crews arrive at the scene the less likely fires could grow into more severe blazes.
Douglas County Undersheriff Tyler Caille provided the information for this report.
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