MADRAS, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say a cigarette tossed out of a car traveling on U.S. Highway 26 started a small blaze south of Madras earlier this month.
Investigators don't know who tossed the cigarette that started the Aug. 17 fire but are reminding Oregonians to be careful this fire season.
The wildfire started by the cigarette was among more than 50 other blazes started in Central Oregon by lightning after a thunderstorm.
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