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Lightning causes small forest fires

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From page A3 | June 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

Lightning strikes caused two small fires in the Eldorado National Forest on June 13.

The fires were in the Georgetown Ranger District of the Eldorado National Forest, said Frank Mosbacher of the U.S. Forest Service. The Meadow Fire was located above Brushy Creek Reservoir, while the Joe Fire was south of Sugar Pine Mountain and west of Saddle Mountain near Butcher Knife Joe Road, Mosbacher said.

The Meadow Fire was about 2 acres in size, said Kristi Schroeder of the Forest Service. It was reported at 1:05 p.m. and contained at 5:27 p.m. The Meadow Fire was a quarter of an acre and was reported at 12:22 p.m. and contained at 4:01 p.m.

The fires were responded to by the Forest Service, Cal Fire and local agencies.

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  • EvelynJune 22, 2013 - 6:12 am

    "As fires rage, feds cut funding on prevention" - HERE: In real, inflation-adjusted dollars, the government is spending less on the Hazardous Fuels Reduction Program, run jointly by the Forest Service and the Interior Department, than it did in 2002. And President Barack Obama has proposed a 31 percent cut for the fiscal year that begins in the fall.

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  • Fran DuChampJune 23, 2013 - 12:32 pm

    Why are we putting our people in danger...the forests need to be thinned and cared for.

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