Officials: Tossed cigarette sparked 1,500-acre Mile Post 6 Fire

REDMOND, Ore. – (Update: Fire investigator explains how cause determined)An official investigation of the 1,500-acre Milepost 6 Fire that broke out a week agohas determined the fire was ignited by a carelessly thrown cigarette along U.S. Highway 26, six miles south of Madras, officials said Friday.The human-started fire was in addition to more than50 other fires reported in Central Oregon after a
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