Hinkle Creek Fire
A fire detection camera operated by the Douglas Forest Protective Association on Mt. Scott located a column of smoke Tuesday evening in the Hinkle Creek area, located approximately 11 miles northeast of Sutherlin. Firefighters arrived on scene of the Hinkle Creek Fire around 6:30 PM and reported a quarter acre fire burning through a stand of young trees. Three helicopters were used to keep the fire in check while ground resources worked to install hose lays and construct containment lines around the perimeter of the blaze. At approximately 7:30 PM, the Hinkle Creek Incident Commander reported that the forward spread of the fire had been stopped.
The Mt. Scott Fire Detection Camera is one of thirteen fire detection cameras located within the Douglas District that is monitored by DFPA. In addition to these cameras, DFPA monitors an additional 15 fire detection cameras located throughout Western Oregon on lands protected by the Coos Forest Protective Association and the Oregon Department of Forestry.
The Hinkle Creek Fire burned 1/3 of an acre. Firefighters remained on scene of the fire until 11:00 PM, mopping up hot spots and securing control lines. The cause of the Hinkle Creek Fire is currently under investigation.