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Friday Morning Lightning Update

Overnight, crews from DFPA and local fire departments located seven additional fires on DFPA protected lands, bringing to total number of confirmed lightning caused fires from Thursdays lightning storm to 11. The following is a brief rundown of the seven new fires that were located overnight.

Big Tom Folley Fire: The Big Tom Folley Fire is located about five miles northeast of Elkton and is currently estimated to be 3 acres in size, burning in heavy standing and storm damaged timber. Crews are engaged on the fire and additional resources are en-route to assist with the blaze.

Slide Creek Fire: The Slide Creek Fire is located 9 miles northeast of Myrtle Creek. The fire is staffed and is approximately 1/10th acre in size.

Milepost 3 Fire: The Milepost 3 Fire is located 3 miles east of Myrtle Creek, off of South Myrtle Road. The fire is estimated to be 1/2 acre in size. One engine is currently on scene of the fire and addition resources have been ordered for this incident.

South Deer Creek Fire: The South Deer Creek Fire is located 8 miles southeast of Roseburg and was a single lightning struck tree on fire. This fire is currently being mopped up.

Dawson Road Fire: The Dawson Road Fire is located about 3 miles southeast of Roseburg. The fire is about 1/10th acre in size. Crews from DFPA and Douglas County Fire District #2 worked on the fire overnight and will be back to check on the fire today.

Little River Fire: The Little River Fire is located about 9 miles east of Glide. The fire is estimated to be 1/10th acre in size.

Oak Hill Road Fire: The Oak Hill Road Fire is located about 5 miles southwest of Sutherlin. Crews from DFPA and Sutherlin Fire Department are on scene of the fire, which is about 1/100th of an acre in size.

With additional lightning caused fires expected to be located as the day progresses, additional crews and engines from neighboring districts and contractors have been ordered to help with the lightning caused fires.

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