Small wildfire creates heavy smoke in SW Wash.

MORTON, Wash. (AP) - A small wildfire is burning on private timber land southeast of Centralia.

Karen Ripley of the Department of Natural Resources says the 10-acre blaze was reported about noon on Saturday in eastern Lewis County near Riffe (RYF') Lake. She says it was producing a large amount of smoke.

Crews including firefighters and helicopters were trying to get control. The blaze was burning in steep terrain that includes recently logged areas and an 8-year-old tree plantation.

There were no evacuations or injuries.


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