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10-acre fire burning six miles above Canyon Creek

A 20-person firefighting crew worked Wednesday on a 10-acre wildfire burning about six miles northeast of Canyon Creek.

An air tanker dropped two loads of retardant on the Keyser Ridge Fire, which was 70 percent contained by Wednesday afternoon, said Shelly Grail, a White River National Forest spokeswoman.

“But there is a red flag warning due to wind and low humidity,” she said.

Grail was unsure when the fire started, but an initial attack crew began fighting it on Tuesday.

The fire’s cause is under investigation, she said.

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