Tuesday Fires (7-23-19)
Hubbard Creek Fire: Firefighters from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Douglas County Fire District #2 responded to a natural cover fire 14 miles west of Sutherlin, near Hubbard Creek Road. Crews arrived on scene of the Hubbard Creek Fire around 5:30 p.m. and located a slow moving fire that burned about 1/100th of an acre. A preliminary fire investigation indicated that the cause of the Hubbard Creek Fire was powerline related.
Haines Creek Fire: Crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Elkton Rural Fire Department responded to a natural cover fire, one mile south of Elkton, near Haines Creek. Crews arrived on scene of the Haines Creek Fire around 8:00 p.m. and found a slow moving fire burning between Highway 138 West and the Umpqua River. Firefighters stopped the forward spread of the Haines Creek Fire at a quarter acre of grass and brush and remained on scene until about 11:00 p.m., mopping up hot spots and securing control lines. The cause of the Haines Creek Fire is currently under investigation.