Mistletoe Hill Lane Fire: Firefighters from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and
Douglas County Fire District #2 responded to a natural cover fire Saturday afternoon, located about four miles northeast of Winston, near the 3,000 block of Mistletoe Hill Lane. Crews arrived on scene of the fire around 1:00 p.m. and found a grass fire burning with powerlines down in the area. Firefighters stopped the forward spread of the fire but couldn’t mop up hot spots until the power company arrived on scene to de-energize the downed powerlines.
The Mistletoe Hill Lane Fire burned 1/2 acre of grass and brush. A fire investigation determined that the Mistletoe Hill Lane Fire was caused by a tree that went through the powerlines.
Firefighters on scene were assisted by crews from Pacific Power.
Oak Street Fire: Firefighters from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Oakland Rural Fire Department responded to a reported natural cover fire Sunday evening, near the 1,000 block of Oak Street, in Oakland. Crews arrived on scene of the fire around 5:20 p.m. and attacked the blaze, which burned about 1/2 of grass and brush before the forward spread of the fire was stopped. A preliminary fire investigation indicated that the fire was caused by an individual cutting and grinding metal, outside of the allowed timeframe set under DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions.
DFPA reminds that individuals found to be in violation of the Public Use Restrictions, can be cited up to $440 for the violation. In addition to the citation, individuals are also financially liable for fire suppression costs and associated damages, if their Public Use Restriction violation results in the start of a wildfire.