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Detectives investigating Oregon fire that damaged homes and other buildings

The Peninger Fire forced people near the Jackson County Expo to flee while firefighters worked to control the blaze. (KTVL)

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – A fire that prompted evacuations and burned almost a hundred acres Tuesday is under investigation by fire officials - and the county sheriff's office.

The Peninger Fire forced people near the Jackson County Expo to flee while firefighters worked to control the blaze.

"The fire was first reported on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 4:01 p.m.," the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said. "Witnesses described a column of smoke originating from the area of the Bear Creek Greenway, behind the Jackson County Expo and the Family Fun Center. The fire quickly spread to the east, damaging outbuildings and homes. Nobody was injured."

Detectives want to talk "to anyone who was on or near the Bear Creek Greenway between the Expo and Pine Street during the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "They say some people may not realize they have information that could help in the investigation. The number for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office tip line is (541) 774-8333."

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