LIGHTNING LEADS TO 8 FIRES ON THE DOUGLAS DISTRICT

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August 2, 2021 4:00 a.m. 

Thunderstorms moved across the Douglas District Sunday evening, resulting in numerous lightning strikes and 8 fires.

Kyle Reed of the Douglas Forest Protective Association said most of the lightning activity took place east of Interstate Five. Reed said aviation resources were unable to fly Sunday evening due to active storm cells in the area but will be utilized first thing Monday morning to complete a district reconnaissance flight in addition to bucket work as needed. Additional resources, including hand crews, engines, water tenders, overhead personnel and aviation resources have been ordered to assist with suppression efforts Monday morning. At this time, no structures are threatened by any of the known lightning fires. Fires include:

*O’Shea Creek Fire: Located 3 miles east of Canyonville. It is estimated to be 5 to 10 acres. Ground resources, including a bull dozer, are engaged on the incident and are working to construct containment lines around the fire. Fire spread was reported to be slowing after nightfall.

*Poole Creek Fire: Located 8 miles west of Tiller. It is estimated to be 5 acres. Crews are engaged on the fire and are continuing to work on the incident.

*Hill Fire: Located 3 miles southeast of Canyonville. It is 2 acres. Crews are working on the fire.

*Sweat Creek Fire: Located 4 miles east of Canyonville. It is ¾ of an acre. Crews have containment lines around half of the fire.

*Buck Shot Fire: Located 9 miles southeast of Glide. The fire burned 1 acre. Crews have completed containment lines around half of the fire.

*Packard Creek Fire: Located 6 miles southeast of Canyonville. It burned a ¼ acre. A bulldozer was used to open an old road that accessed the top of the fire. Crews have containment lines around half of the fire.

*Turkey Creek Fire: Located 5 miles east of Canyonville. The fire burned 1/10th of an acre. Crews have completed containment lines around the fire.

*Galesville Boat Ramp Fire: Located 8 miles southeast of Canyonville, between Upper Cow Creek Road and Galesville Reservoir. The fire burned 1/100th of an acre and has been contained.

Fire danger remains Extreme 0n the Douglas District. Go to: www.dfpa.net for more information.

 

 

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