(Alton) -The Oregon County Sheriff’s Office has reported a number of fires in the county on Thursday.
The first call came in to the department around 2 PM of a structure fire out FF Highway in the Riverton area. At this time, the type of structure is unknown, however, no injuries were reported. The fire is contained and officers are in the process of clearing the scene as of 4 PM.
The second fire call came in just before 2:10 PM of a brush fire down AA Highway near Alton. Crews cleared the scene of that fire around 3:30 PM.
Law enforcement officials across the region strongly urge people to resist burning at this time due to dry weather conditions and winds.