Friday Fires (September 4th)
The Douglas Forest Protective Association and local fire departments responded to the following fires on Friday, September 4th:
Homestead Lane Fire: Crews from DFPA, Myrtle Creek Rural Fire Department, Winston – Dillard Fire Department and Douglas County Fire District #2 responded to a natural cover fire located four miles northwest of Myrtle Creek at approximately 1:50 PM. Upon arrival, firefighters reported a quarter acre fire near the end of Homestead Lane that was threatening a house and a barn. An aggressive initial attack by fire crews stopped the forward spread of the Homestead Lane Fire at a half acre of wildland fuels. Firefighters remained on scene of the fire until 4:00 PM, mopping up hot spots and securing control lines. A preliminary fire investigation indicated that the Homestead Lane Fire was caused by a beaver weakened tree that fell into the power lines.
Cabin Creek Fire: Firefighters from DFPA and North Douglas County Fire & EMS responded to a small grass fire four miles northwest of Oakland, near the I-5 south bound Cabin Creek Rest Area. Firefighters arrived on scene of the Cabin Creek Fire at approximately 2:20 PM and quickly extinguished the fire. The Cabin Creek Fire burned 1/100th of an acre of grass and the preliminary fire investigation indicated that the cause of the fire was power line related.
Lookingglass Road #2 Fire: Crews from DFPA and Lookingglass Rural Fire Department responded to a grass fire located four miles northwest of Winston near the 9,500 block of Lookingglass Road. Firefighters arrived on scene of the fire around 7:50 PM and reported a slow moving grass fire that was spreading up a hillside. Approximately five minutes after arriving on scene, the Incident Commander for the Lookingglass Road #2 Fire reported that the forward spread of the fire was stopped at a quarter acre of grass. Firefighters remained on scene until 9:20 PM, mopping up hot spots and securing control lines. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.