Marshall's Place Fire - Wednesday Update
Firefighters working on the Marshall’s Place Fire, located four miles north of Tiller, took advantage of favorable conditions overnight and made good progress towards containing the blaze. Crews reported that fire activity significantly decreased Tuesday evening after sunset due to increased humidity levels and decreased wind speeds. Hand crews and bull dozers assigned to the incident continued to work on the fire overnight and completed containment lines around the entire perimeter of the Marshall’s Place Fire by early Wednesday morning. The Marshall’s Place Fire is estimated to be around 200 acres in size, however, more accurate mapping will be conducted in the coming days.
Today, 110 personnel from the Douglas Forest Protective Association, Oregon Department of Forestry, Coos Forest Protective Association, industrial landowners, and private contractors are assigned to the fire. Crews and equipment will be focused on mopping up hot spots within the perimeter of the fire in addition to holding and improving containment lines. Smoke from the interior of the fire may be visible for the next couple days.
The cause of the Marshall’s Place Fire remains under investigation.