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May 12, 2021 1:20 p.m.

Crews with the Douglas Forest Protective Association dealt with two fires on Wednesday morning.

Kyle Reed of DFPA said shortly after 7:00 a.m. firefighters responded to a natural cover fire in the Rice Creek drainage, about seven miles northwest of Riddle. Reed said crews stopped the forward spread of the Rice Creek Fire at about 1/10th of an acre. Reed said an excessive amount of mop up was required to fully extinguish the fire. The cause of that fire is still under investigation.

At about 10:45 a.m. crews from DFPA and from the Glendale Rural Fire Department responded to a grass fire near the intersection of Windy Creek Road and Azalea-Glen Road, near Glendale. Reed said the Windy-Glen Fire burned a quarter of an acre of grass in a field before crews could contain the blaze. An investigation revealed that the Windy-Glen Fire was caused an individual who was trying to burn grass and weeds to clear a fence line, before the fire escaped containment.