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Originally published Monday, July 6, 2009 at 5:22 PM

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Fire crews work on 5 Methow fires

A lightning storm left firefighters hopping in the Methow Valley area of north-central Washington.

TWISP, Wash. —

A lightning storm left firefighters hopping in the Methow Valley area of north-central Washington.

At least five small fires were reported after the lightning storm swept through Monday. Each was less than an acre in size, and crews already contained some of them.

Fire crews were still en route to a fire in the Leecher Canyon area.

Firefighters reported some rain and hail in the area as well, which could help to dampen any fire starts.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service says daily aerial reconnaissance flights are planned for both the Tonasket and Methow Valley Ranger Districts to spot any fire starts.

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