By News-Register staff • 

Wildfire spotted west of McMinnville

A wildfire has broken out in the hills west of McMinnville, near the intersection of White and Wanless Roads. 

The fire is about five acres in size. McMinnville, Carlton, Amity and Sheridan Fire Departments and the Oregon Department of Forestry have responded. 

McMinnville Fire Department reports the blaze is mostly under control at this point, with a Caterpillar out there digging a trench to contain the fire. 

The cause of the fire is currently unknown. This would be a very early beginning to the wildfire season, which usually starts in June. 

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