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SALEM, Ore. — Deputies are still investigating after sightings of a mysterious "fireball" reported falling to earth somewhere west of Salem.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office said that the fireball was spotted in the southwestern area of the county, and initial callers thought it was a plane crash. Deputies were sent to locate where it may have landed.
By Thursday night, the agency said that it was scaling back resources on the search.
"The exact location of the fireball is unknown," the Sheriff's Office said. "PCSO will utilize aircraft during daylight hours tomorrow in an attempt to cover the rough terrain in the area and wrap up the search."
The agency said that it had used "all available aviation tracking systems" to confirm that no planes were unaccounted for in the area.