From a press release:
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Just when everyone thought the fireworks were over, a fire east of Canyonville sent firefighters scrambling into the hills near Days Creek late Monday night.
The Beals Creek Fire, located about three miles southwest of Days Creek, was reported at about 10:30 p.m. Monday night, and is currently estimated at about 100 acres.
Fire crews and engines from Douglas Forest Protective Association and several fire departments from south Douglas County responded.
The fire is burning in logging slash and timber in steep, rugged terrain not fit for bulldozers.
Firefighting hand crews worked throughout the night to scratch a fire trail around the flames.
The fire is not contained.
Close to 100 firefighters are slated to work the fire Tuesday, with the support of a helicopter, a bulldozer, seven engines and four water tenders. Oregon Department of Forestry and several landowners are assisting in the effort.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the cause of the fire is asked to contact DFPA at 672-6507 or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 440-4471.
Fire season is currently in effect. All outdoor debris burning has been suspended. Increasing summer temperatures are causing fire danger to rise and fire professionals are asking the public’s cooperation in their vigilance to prevent human caused fires.
For further information on fire restrictions and forest closures on lands protected by DFPA, call its Closure Information Line at 672-0379, or visit the DFPA Web site. For other business, call the DFPA headquarters at 672-6507.
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