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Firefighters attack new wildfire near Sprague River

The Benton Fire is currently estimated to be burning 10 acres and is 100% lined.

Posted: Aug 1, 2019 8:10 AM
Updated: Aug 1, 2019 10:14 AM

SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. -- Fire crews are attacking a new wildfire in Klamath County, according to the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP).

The Benton fire was reported on Wednesday night, about 5 miles east of Sprague River.

Initial response for the fire included 2 helicopters, 9 engines, and 2 dozers. Fire crews worked through the night to suppress the fire.

As of Thursday morning the fire is estimated around 10 acres and is completely lined. Firefighters will continue to mop up the fire today.

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