September 11, 2017 9:00 a.m.
One new fire was confirmed Sunday afternoon on the Umpqua National Forest.
Jim Hyland of the Forest Service says that fire is 1.5 miles east of Cinnamon Butte on the Diamond Lake Ranger District. The fire has been staffed and contained with minimal fire spread at only .10 of an acre.
An “open house” style meeting will be held Monday night at the Umpqua National Forest Supervisors Office in Roseburg. Cheryl Caplan says representatives will be on hand to talk about fires on the Umpqua North Complex, the Falcon Complex, and also about the Horse Prairie Fire. Caplan says that staff from Douglas Public Health Network will be at the meeting as well to talk about air quality. There will also be representatives from the Douglas Forest Protective Association, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the County Commissioner’s Office and Pacific Power. The meeting will run from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Most areas of the Umpqua National Forest will be dry on Monday with temperatures between 90 and 95 degrees.
Pilot cars continue helping motorists use Highway 138 east between mile marker 47 and mile marker 51. There are numerous campground, road, trail and forest area closures on the Umpqua National Forest.