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Thunderstorms that rumbled through the valley over the weekend brought with them lightning that sparked two small fires south of Salt Pass on the Grays River District and up the Mosquito Creek drainage on the Jackson District.  Fortunately, neither amounted to anything and they were quickly doused.  Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says interagency firefighters responded to the mosquito creek fire Sunday with an engine and a helicopter and limited that fire to a single snag.  Fire danger in the area is still classified as moderate, and Cernicek says was further moderated by the weekend’s rain showers.

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