May 31,2017 4:45 a.m.
Firefighters with the Douglas Forest Protective Association are aggressively mopping up the Honey Creek Fire that broke out on May 26th nine miles northeast of Glide.
Kyle Reed of DFPA says crews worked over the weekend constructing a fire trail in the steep, rocky hillside where the fire was located. Reed says the job was made more difficult because access to nearby water sources was limited due to snow drifts which are still present on some roads in the area.
The Honey Creek Fire has burned 54 acres and is 80% contained as of Tuesday night. Kyle Reed says the increase in acres burned is due to more accurate mapping rather than additional fire growth. DFPA was assisted in suppression efforts by the Oregon Department of Forestry, The Umpqua National Forest and the private landowner.
No structures were threatened by the blaze, which burned in a remote part of Douglas County. The cause of the Honey Creek Fire remains under investigation.