Restrictions on outdoor burning in Douglas County will go into effect Wednesday, the earliest start to the fire season in 23 years, the Douglas Forest Protective Association announced today. “I think it will be a long, hard fire season,” DFPA spokesman Kyle Reed said. The declaration comes as firefighters mop up the 60-acre Andrews Creek fire six miles west of Yoncalla. The fire broke out Friday afternoon and was the second large blaze battled by DFPA this month. The Shively Creek fire last week burned 206 acres near Days Creek. The agency also has responded to numerous smaller fires. DFPA …
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