Days Creek Fire
The Days Creek Fire, located approximately 14 miles northeast of Canyonville was reported Monday morning, shortly after 11:00 AM. The first engine to arrive on scene reported the fire to be approximately three acres in size, burning in logging slash. An aggressive initial attack by aviation and ground resources is currently keeping the fire in check at 35 acres. Four Type 2 Helicopters and one Type 1 Helicopter have been working on the fire, in addition to two Large Air Tankers and two Single Engine Air Tankers. Numerous ground resources, including engines, hand crews, and equipment are also on scene of the fire, working to construct fire trails around the blaze. In addition to DFPA resources, equipment and personnel from industrial landowners, industrial operators and the Umpqua National Forest are assisting with suppression efforts.
Currently, no homes are threatened by the Days Creek Fire and the cause is under investigation. Resources assigned to the incident will remain engaged on the fire throughout the day and overnight, working to contain the blaze. Another update will be provided on the fire, later tonight.