Crane Prairie Fire human caused

A 1-2 acre fire south of Cow Camp Campground at Crane Prairie was determined to be human caused. According to fire officials the parties responsible for starting the fire in the first place have been identified and forest service law enforcement is investigating. The fire began either late Saturday night or early Sunday and was an apparent warming fire that got away. The fire was contained by Sunday evening.


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