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Changing Winds Help Firefighters In Western Washington

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(stock photo / David McNew/Getty Images)

(stock photo / David McNew/Getty Images)

(CBS Seattle) — A shift in winds Monday is helping firefighters battle a couple of wildfires in southwest Washington.

The Department of Natural Resources  says it’s focusing on the Dog Mountain fire that has burned about 100 acres in Lewis County. A rock outcrop in the area is making the fire harder to fight,  according to KIRO TV. Dozens of crews and a helicopter are back Monday working to get it under control.

Crews are fighting another fire in the Captiol Forest in Thurston County. The Department of Natural Resources says the fire started early Sunday morning about eighty miles northwest of Littlerock and quickly grew to about 60 acres. Officials say helicopters are helping about 80 people fight the fire Monday. According to KIRO TV, the cause is under investigation.

Another small fire is burning on private land southeast of Centralia.

Officials say there have been no injuries or evacuations from the fires.

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