Fire burns 19 acres south of Dooley Mtn.

By Baker City Herald September 17, 2013 06:38 am

A fire reported Monday afternoon has burned about 19.5 acres in the Cornet Creek area south of Dooley Mountain.

Three fire engine, a bulldozer and a helicopter worked on the lightning-sparked blaze Monday.

The fire is about one-half mile west of the Dooley Mountain highway, 17 miles south of Baker City.

The blaze burned in grass, timber and logging slash.

Five other fires were reported late Sunday and early Monday, all sparked by lightning as well. All burned less than half an acre.

Updated information on local fires is available online at http://bmidc.org/index.shtml.