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Crews battle wildfire west of Oso

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SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say firefighters are battling an 100-acre wildfire burning along a steep slope near Oso, Wash.
    
Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Janet Pearce said Friday morning a helicopter is dropping water on the blaze and another helicopter is headed toward the fire, which began Thursday evening.
    
The fire is in a logging area, which along with the steep terrain makes it difficult for crews to battle. Downed trees can roll downhill easily, and fire travels uphill quickly as well, Pearce said.
    
Two local fire departments are helping fight the fire, which is not threatening any homes, and has not caused any injuries, Pearce said.
    
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

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