DFPA Battles Wildfire South Of Roseburg

Douglas Forest Protective Association

At approximately 2:50 p.m. 7/12/18, crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Douglas County Fire District #2 responded to a natural cover fire about 2 miles south of Roseburg, near the 2,500 block of Old Highway 99 South. When units arrived on scene and discovered the fire burning in light, flashy fuels and moving quickly up the hillside, additional resources were requested from the Roseburg Fire Department, Winston – Dillard Fire Department, and the Lookingglass Rural Fire Department.

As crews anchored into the heel of the fire and started making their way up the hillside, two helicopters were used to slow the fires spread. A bulldozer was also dispatched to the fire to construct fire trail around the blaze. By 4:00 pm, firefighters on scene reported that the fire trail was completed around the fire and that crews were starting to mop up hot spots. Fire crews remained on scene of the Old Highway 99 Fire until about 9:00 pm, mopping up hot spots and securing control lines.
The Old Highway 99 Fire burned approximately four acres of grass, brush and hardwood litter and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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