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The Douglas County 911 Communications Center received a report of a grass fire in the 4,500 block of Happy Valley Road, about 3 miles northwest of Winston, at approximately 9:10 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters from the Douglas Forest Protective Association, Lookingglass Rural Fire Department and…

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The Umpqua National Forest and Douglas Forest Protective Association will both increase the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to level III as hot, dry conditions persist and forest fuels are prime to burn.

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After a lightning storm moved through the Cascade Mountains, firefighters responded to four confirmed wildfires on Tuesday in the Umpqua National Forest. One was in the Diamond Lake Ranger District while the rest were in the Tiller Ranger District.

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Firefighters from the Douglas Forest Protective Association, Douglas County Fire District No. 2, Sutherlin Fire Department and Oakland Rural Fire Department responded to a natural cover fire around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of North Comstock Road, about one mile north of Sutherlin…

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WILBUR — After marking plots of charred ground as if in a crime scene, soon-to-be wildfire investigators noted the direction blades of tall grass were bent and observed the amount of soot on particular sides of plants. They placed colorful flags near these indicators, working toward their go…

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A unit from the North Douglas County Fire & EMS located and reported smoke near the 4,300 block of Eagle Valley Road while returning to their station from another call at around 3:15 p.m. Thursday. Additional resources from North Douglas County Fire & EMS and the Douglas Forest Prote…

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Due to drying forest fuels and higher fire danger readings, the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Umpqua National Forest are planning to increase fire prevention measures this week.

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With increasing fire danger and drying fuels, the Douglas Forest Protective Association will begin enforcing public use restrictions July 1 to prevent wildfires on 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands protected by DFPA.

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Firefighters responded to a grass fire Thursday afternoon near milepost 153 of Interstate 5 near the northbound lanes. Crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and North Douglas County Fire & EMS arrived on scene around 2:15 p.m. and began efforts to extinguish the fire.

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Debris burning sparked two grass wildfires Wednesday afternoon, according to fire investigators with the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Douglas County Fire District No. 2.

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Smokey Bear memorabilia ranging from toy cars and stuffed animals to snuff boxes, belt buckles and silver coins fills the glass case in the lobby of the Douglas Forest Protective Association. The display is thanks to a renowned collector in the world of all things Smokey Bear, Marian Winchel…

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Firing up the pump and spraying powerful water from a fire hose into the gray sky, foresters with Seneca Jones Timber Company honed their firefighting skills Friday morning.

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A fire that allegedly started in a transient camp near Reservoir Hill in Roseburg was extinguished Monday afternoon before the blaze was able to spread rapidly through the surrounding fields of dry grass, according to fire officials.

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Fire season will officially begin Monday for the 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands protected by Douglas Forest Protective Association.