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BLM battles four wildfires in Malheur County, Ironside area fire spreading

Firefighters use a burn out operation on the Indian Creek Fire on Monday, Aug. 17. The wildfire is burning on rangeland northeast of Juntura. (Photo by Brandon Rea, Vale BLM)

TUESDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: The Baldy Mountain Fire was "actively spreading" north and had grown to more than 500 acres, according to Al Crouch, fire mitigation and education specialist for Vale BLM. He said cattle were threatened in the area and were being rounded up.

With thunderstorms and high winds forecast for the area, he said there was a "high potential" for the fire to spread, threatening private rangeland. He said six engines, two hand crews, air tankers and helicopters were working on the fire, burning north of Ironside.

The Indian Creek blaze scorched 9,000 acres and is only 10 percent . . .