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UPDATE: Crews Battling 150-Plus Acre Brush Fire in Jackson County, Ohio

UPDATE 10/26/12 @ 11:30 p.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Crews continued to battle two major brush fires late Friday night, with one of the fires alone covering more than 150 acres, the Madison-Jefferson fire chief tells WSAZ.com.

The fires broke out just after 1:30 p.m. Friday along Gieke Ridge Road in Oak Hill, Ohio, Both were still burning as of nearly midnight Friday.

Fire officials said it is unclear how much acreage is involved with the second fire. No structures were said to be threatened late Friday night.

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UPDATE 10/26/12 @ 7:45 p.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Crews continue to battle a brush fire now spread over more than 100 acres in Jackson County, Ohio.

The Madison-Jefferson Fire Chief tells WSAZ.com the fire broke out
a little after 1:30 p.m. Friday along Gieke Ridge Road, just outside of Oak Hill.

The Chief says more than 30 firefighters from several departments are battling the flames.

The fire is not threatening any homes or structures at this time.

We have a crew at the scene.

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ORIGINAL STORY 10/26/12 @ 5:20 p.m.
JACKSON COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Crews are on the scene of a major brush fire in Jackson County, Ohio.

The Madison-Jefferson Fire Chief tells WSAZ.com the fire broke out along Gieke Ridge Road in Jefferson Township near Oak Hill.

The fire has spread over at least 25 acres.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

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