French Creek Fire
Crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Glide Rural Fire Department responded to a natural cover fire located approximately one mile northwest of Glide late Monday evening. The first engine to arrive on scene reported a 20 acre fire burning in light flashy fuels. Strong winds overnight fanned the flames which is now estimated to be 300 acres in size. Three bull dozers and numerous engines are currently engaged on the fire. A strike team of structural firefighters and equipment from various Douglas County fire departments are enroute to assist with structure protection. The cause of the French Creek Fire is currently under investigation.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level 3 or "GO!" Evacuation Notice for residents living on Single Tree Lane, Rivershore Drive and residents living along North Bank Road between the west side of Rivershore Drive and the Bridge. A Level 2 or “Be Set” Evacuation Notice remains in place for homes along French Creek Road. The Red Cross will have resources at the Glide Middle School parking lot for homeowners who have been evacuated.