Boomer Hill Fire
Firefighters from the Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to a natural cover fire Thursday afternoon that was located about five miles west of Myrtle Creek in the Boomer Hill area. The fire, which was highly visible from Interstate-Five near Round Prairie, was estimated to be about three-quarters of an acre in size when crews arrived on scene of the incident around 4:30 PM. Despite gusty winds fanning the flames through grass, brush, and young trees, firefighters stopped the forward spread of the fire within 20 minutes of their arrival to the incident. GPS coordinates of the Boomer Hill Fire mapped the perimeter of the blaze at two acres. Firefighters remained on scene until 9:30 PM, mopping up hot spots and securing control lines.
A preliminary fire investigation indicated that the Boomer Hill Fire was human caused, however, the specific cause remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the Boomer Hill Fire is asked to contact DFPA.
DFPA responded to the Boomer Hill Fire with five fire engines, one water tender, one bulldozer, and a fixed wing reconnaissance aircraft.