The Douglas Forest Protective Association and local fire departments responded to the following fires on Friday, August 20th.
Oakley Road Fire: Crews from DFPA and Douglas County Fire District #2 responded to a grass fire Friday afternoon that was located 10 miles west of Roseburg, near Oakley Road. Crews arrived on scene of the fire around 12:20 PM and discovered that the fire had spread from an illegal burn barrel. The forward spread of the Oakley Road Fire was stopped at 1/10th of an acre of grass. The responsible party was issued a citation for burning without a permit and will likely be billed for fire suppression costs.
Lookingglass Road Fire: While crews were working on the Oakley Road Fire, a second grass fire was reported near the 4,000 block of Lookingglass Road. Crews from both DFPA and Lookingglass Rural Fire Department responded to the incident around 12:30 PM and located a small fire along the roadway that had been knocked down by passing motorists. The Lookingglass Road Fire burned about 1/100th of an acre of grass and the cause is currently under investigation.