Lightning Update: 1:00 AM Monday Update
Thunderstorms moved across the Douglas District Sunday evening, resulting in numerous down strikes and several confirmed fires across the district, with most of the lightning activity occurred east of I-5. Aviation resources were unable to fly Sunday evening due to the active storm cells in the area but will be utilized first thing Monday morning to complete a district reconnaissance flight in addition to bucket work as needed. Additional resources, including hand crews, engines, water tenders, overhead personnel, and aviation resources have been ordered to assist with suppression efforts Monday morning. At this time, no structures are threatened by any of the known lightning fires. Below is a status of each fire:
O’Shea Creek Fire: Located 3 miles east of Canyonville. Estimated to be 5 – 10 acres in size. Ground resources, including a bulldozer, are engaged on the incident, and will be working overnight to construct containment lines around the fire. Fire spread was reported to be slowing after nightfall.
Poole Creek Fire: Located 8 miles west of Tiller. Currently estimated to be 5 acres in size. Crews are engaged on the fire and will continue working on the incident overnight.
Hill Fire: Located 3 miles southeast of Canyonville. Currently 2 acres in size. Crews are engaged on the incident and will continue working on the fire overnight.
Sweat Creek Fire: Located 4 miles east of Canyonville. Currently 3/4 acre in size. Crews are engaged on the incident and have containment lines around half of the fire.
Buck Shot Fire: Located 9 miles southeast of Glide. The fire burned 1 acre. Crews have completed containment lines around the fire are mopping up hot spots.
Packard Creek Fire: Located 6 miles southeast of Canyonville. The fire burned a 1/4 acre. A bulldozer was used to open an old road that accessed the top of the fire. Crews have containment lines around half of the fire.
Turkey Creek Fire: Located 5 miles southeast of Canyonville. The fire burned 1/10th of an acre. Crews have completed containment lines around the fire.
Galesville Boat Ramp Fire: Located 8 miles southeast of Canyonville, between Upper Cow Creek Road and Galesville Reservoir. The fire burned 1/100th of an acre and has been contained.