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Dry Weather Helps Stubborn Fires Burn

From Staff And Wire Reports

Hot, dry conditions hampered the efforts of firefighters to contain several lightning-sparked fires in Central and Southern Oregon Sunday.

The largest fire had grown to 1,000 acres on Quartz Mountain near Bly. It started late Friday and at one point was burning up to 100 acres an hour, said Lisa Swinney, spokeswoman for the Fremont National Forest.

Another blaze, about 20 miles west of Lakeview, was burning 350 acres.

Several smaller fires were burning north of Silver Lake.

In Central Oregon, two fires were being fought 10 miles south of Dayville.

The Jackass Mountain Fire was estimated at 800 acres and the Pine Creek Fire at 500 acres, said T.J. Johannsen, spokeswoman for the Prineville Interagency Dispatch Center.

More than 200 firefighters were called to the scene.

No structures were threatened and there were no reports of injuries, Johannsen said.

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