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Officials Warn of Mower Fires

Written by Associated Press on July 29, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a lawn mower caused a fire that burned 2 acres in Lane County.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports the fire was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Monday just northeast of Creswell. Firefighters had to contend with wind as they fought the flames. An intersection was temporarily closed as the fire was put out.

South Lane Chief Joe Raade says the department responds to two or three mower-caused fires each year, and urges residents to mow early in the morning if possible.

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