Industrial Way Fire
A smoke investigation visible west of Interstate Five, near exit 103, led firefighters to a natural cover fire Friday evening near Industrial Way in Tri-City. Crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association, Tri-City Rural Fire Department, Riddle Rural Fire Department, and Canyonville – South Umpqua Fire Department responded to the area around 7:45 p.m. and located the blaze. The Industrial Way Fire burned about 1/10th of an acre of grass and blackberry bushes before the spread was stopped. A preliminary fire investigation indicated that the cause of the fire may be related to the dumping of hot ashes. Firefighters remained on scene of the Industrial Way Fire until 9:00 p.m., mopping up hot spots and securing control lines.