Milepost 92 Southbound Fire
Crews with the Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to a new fire Wednesday afternoon near I-5 Milepost 92 southbound. Crews arrived on scene of the fire shortly after 5:20 PM and reported that the fire was 1/10th of an acre in size. A helicopter was used to drop buckets of water on the fire while crews dug hand line around the blaze. The Milepost 92 Southbound Fire burned a quarter acre of wildland fuels before crews contained the fire. Firefighters remained on scene of the incident until shortly after midnight, mopping up hot spots and securing control lines.
In addition to DFPA’s normal automatic dispatch for that area, which consists of five engines, a bull dozer, a helicopter and a fixed wing observation aircraft, a 20 person hand crew and a water tender that were assigned to mop up operations on Tuesdays Milepost 92 Northbound Fire were pulled from that incident to assist with the new fire. Additional resources from the Azalea Rural Fire Department, Canyonville – South Umpqua Fire Department, and the Oregon Department of Transportation also responded to the incident.
The cause of the Milepost 92 Southbound Fire is currently under investigation.