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Storm ignites range fire north of Vale

BLM and rangeland fire protection association crews responded to a lightning-sparked fire 14 miles north of Vale Sunday night. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE - A 63-acre wildfire 14 miles north of Vale in the Alkali Flat area is smoldering but under control, the BLM said Monday morning.

The BLM deployed one bulldozer and three engines to the lightning-sparked blaze while the Vale Rangeland Fire Protection Association also dispatched an engine.

While there have been several small fires across the region in the past month, the Alkali Flat . . .