Pair of grass fires Sunday afternoon as burn ban set to take effect

Pair of grass fires Sunday afternoon as burn ban set to take effect
Map of Sunday fire locations courtesy DFPA

ROSEBURG, Ore. - It's dry out there, as evidenced by two fires Sunday afternoon.

And that means increased restrictions in an effort to prevent wildfires.

The Douglas Forest Protective Association said all backyard burning - including campfires, cooking fires, warming fires, charcoal fires, debris burning, and the use of burn barrels - will be prohibited on the land they protect effective June 30 at 11:59 p.m.

The association and local firefighters responded to two wildfires Sunday.

A machine raking hay sparked a fire in a field in the 3000 block of Garden Valley Road around 1:30 p.m.

Firefighters arrived on scene and stopped the fire at about ½ an acre.

A fire in a debris pile got out of control west of Sutherlin on Cole Road around 3:30 p.m. The fire wound up burning about 2 acres before firefighters brought it under control.