Tuesday Fires: Kent Creek Fire & Shively Pond Fire
Kent Creek Fire
An industrial landowner representative located a natural cover fire Tuesday morning while traveling to a worksite in the Kent Creek area. The Kent Creek Fire, located six miles southwest of Winston was estimated to be several acres in size upon discovery, burning at a slow rate of
spread through grass, brush, and trees. Personnel and equipment from the Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to the Kent Creek Fire around 6:00 AM and stopped the forward spread of the fire at two and a half acres. Crews will remain on scene of the Kent Creek Fire throughout the afternoon, working to mop up hot spots within the interior of the fire.
No homes were threatened by the Kent Creek Fire and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation. DFPA responded to the incident with five engines and a water tender.
Shively Pond Fire
An unattended debris burn sparked a natural cover fire Tuesday afternoon about two miles south of Days Creek. Crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association, Days Creek Rural Fire Department, and Milo Rural Fire Department responded to the incident around 2:15 PM and located the fire between Shively Creek Road and the South Umpqua River. The incident, named the Shively Pond Fire, burned about three quarters of an acre of blackberry briars and brush before the forward spread of the fire was stopped. Firefighters remained on scene of the Shively Pond Fire until 5:00 PM, mopping up hotspots within the perimeter of the fire.