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BLM contains two lightning-caused fires Tuesday, more possible Wednesday

Lightning sparked a fire outside Ironside earlier this month, burning close to 100 acres. (ANGELINA KATSANIS/The Enterprise)

VALE - The Vale District of the Bureau of Land Management responded to two lightning-caused wildfires late Tuesday that have since been contained. 

The Dug Out Fire, located two miles south of Juntura, began around 7 p.m. Tuesday and burned 17 acres before being contained just before midnight. BLM crews and volunteers with the Juntura Rangeland Fire Protection Association handled the fire.

The fire did no damage to buildings or private property but was burning in a sage-grouse conservation area. Al Crouch, Vale District BLM fire mitigation specialist, wrote in an email Wednesday morning that the fire is expected to be controlled later Wednesday.

The Juniper Basin fire, the second fire sparked Tuesday . . .