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Weekend Fires (8/29/20 - 8/30/20)

The Douglas Forest Protective Association and local fire departments responded to the following fires over the weekend of August 29th and 30th.

Tiller - Trail Highway Fire: Crews from DFPA, Tiller Rural Fire Department and Milo Rural Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire late Saturday night located approximately one miles west of Tiller. Firefighters located the fire near Milepost 25 of Tiller – Trail Highway between the road and the South Umpqua River. The fire destroyed the vehicle and burned 1/100th of an acre of wildland fuels.

Old Highway 99 South Fire: Crews from DFPA, Winston – Dillard Fire Department and Douglas County Fire District #2 responded to a grass fire Sunday afternoon located approximately 1 mile northeast of Winston near the intersection of Old Highway 99 South and Grange Road. Crews arrived on scene of the fire around 3:00 PM and reported a grass fire moving at a moderate rate of speed. The fire was surrounded by roads on three sides, which helped fire crews quickly contain the fire spread. The Old Highway 99 South Fire burned a quarter acre of grass. Crews remained on scene until 3:30 PM, mopping up the fire. The cause of the Old Highway 99 South Fire is currently under investigation.

Rodeo Fire: Crews from DFPA, Sutherlin Fire Department and Oakland Rural Fire Department responded to a natural cover fire Sunday around 5:30 PM near the Sutherlin rodeo grounds. Upon arriving on scene, crews reported a slow moving fire burning in grass and brush that had the potential to threaten several nearby structures. Firefighters stopped the forward spread of the Rodeo Fire at a quarter acre of wildland fuels and remained on scene for about an hour, mopping up hot spots and securing control lines. The cause of the Rodeo Fire is currently under investigation.

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