Lightning Sparks Fires Near Doyle

Wildfire the 2003 Season
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Lightning-sparked fires are burning Thursday morning near Doyle, California.

The largest is being called the Rolland fire. That blaze is located about three miles southwest of Doyle near the Nevada-California line and has burned about 75 acres.

About 100 firefighters are working the blaze. No structures are immediately threatened, though the fire did close down the Union Pacific Railroad line through the area because of backfires.

The Turtle fire is about three miles northeast of Doyle and has burned about 50 acres of grass and brush. About 60 firefighters are manning that fire.

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