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Cow Creek Fire

Crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association, Riddle Rural Fire Department and Tri-City Rural Fire Department responded to a natural cover fire Friday afternoon located nine miles southwest of Riddle, in the Cow Creek Canyon. Crews arrived on scene of the Cow Creek Fire, which was located near Pecks Field, around 2:00 PM. The first engine that arrived on scene reported a one acre fire that was spreading up a steep hillside at a moderate rate of speed. Two helicopters were used to slow the forward spread of the fire while a bull dozer and numerous ground resources worked to construct control lines and install hose lays around the fire. At approximately 2:20 PM, the Cow Creek Incident Commander reported that the forward spread of the fire had been stopped and that crews would remain on scene for the remainder of the day, working to fully contain the fire.

The Cow Creek Fire was located within the fire scar of the 2017 Horse Prairie Fire and burned approximately two acres of grass and brush. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.


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