August 11, 2017 10:15 a.m.
Crews with the Douglas Forest Protective Association are dealing with a fire east of Glide.
Kyle Reed says that’s the only fire that began after lightning on DFPA protected land. The fire is seven miles from Glide and is one and a half acres in size. A helicopter is being used to help ground crews deal with the fire. A fire line and hose are around the fire. Reed says that crews will work Friday to improve the fire line and mop up hot spots.
Kyle Reed says that DFPA land didn’t get nearly as much lightening as the Umpqua National Forest did. Around a dozen strikes were recorded within a mile of the agency’s protection area.
Reed says while cooler temperatures are expected for a few days, the fire danger level remains extreme. Forest fuels are very dry due to the recent hot weather. Any new fire start has the potential to still show extreme fire behavior and may grow quickly.