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Wildfires near Cave Junction contained

Oregon Department of Forestry crews contained two small wildfires reported Monday about 10 miles northeast of Cave Junction. [ODF photo]

Thanks to the quick work of local firefighters and a little help from Mother Nature, two small wildfires that broke about 10 miles northeast of Cave Junction Monday were largely snuffed out by the end of the day.

Two wildfires near Little Grayback Peak were fully lined by Monday evening, according to a 7 p.m. update from the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest District Facebook page.

The largest of the two fires was 1.5 acres. As of Monday night, the fire was 80% mopped up.

The smaller fire, measured at roughly a tenth of an acre, is in terrain that will be more difficult to access for mop-up, but the fire was no longer active due to rainy conditions.

An eight-person crew equipped with two four-wheel-drive Type 6 engines and a Type 5 engine worked the fire Tuesday, according to a Tuesday afternoon update. The crew will stay on scene until the fire is fully mopped up.