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UPDATE: Lightning ignites fires in southern Malheur County

Thunderstorms sparked six wildfires in southern Malheur County Monday night and prompted the Vale District of the Bureau of Land Management to deploy eight engines and other resources. (The Enterprise/File).

UPDATE: This includes new information on Tuesday afternoon.

VALE – Thunderstorms lit up the local skies Monday afternoon and continued overnight, sparking six wildfires in the southern part of the county, the Bureau of Land Management said today.  

The Vale District of the BLM dispatched eight engines as well as aviation resources to the fires this morning. 

The fires are burning near Grassy Mountain, Owyhee Dam, Arock, Antelope Canyon, Corbin Creek south of Rome and Basque Flats. 

Corbin Creek, the biggest blaze which is south of Rome and east . . .