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Pisgah burns


August 22, 2019

Jen Blue

The Mount Pisgah fire on Aug. 15 that burned over 50 acres was caused by a lawn mower, county officials said.

A call came into fire crews about noon last Thursday. Locals with emergency alert text messages configured on their phones were notified of the danger around 1 p.m. and throughout the day.

In an ironic twist, a fire ignited after a contractor working for the county was mowing the grass as part of a restoration project at the park, said Devon Ashbridge, Lane County public information officer. The contractor was mowing fire lines for a future prescribed burn, when the contractor rep...

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