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2 New Fires Start Near Breitenbush And Growing Whitewater Fire

Statesman Journal | Aug. 12, 2017 2:30 p.m.

Two new wildfires sparked by a lightning storm last week are burning northeast of Detroit near the Breitenbush Community, fire officials said Saturday.

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Lightning Sparks 8 New Fires Near Detroit, Smoke Clogs Canyon

Statesman Journal | Aug. 11, 2017 1:48 p.m.

Multiple lightning strikes ignited eight new fires Thursday night in Willamette National Forest near Detroit, filling the air with thick smoke that limited visibility.