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The Umpqua North Complex fires increased Sunday as a smoke inversion lifted, and by Monday morning the fire had grown 10,793 acres. Residents from Dry Creek and Illahee remained evacuated from their homes Monday, and Clearwater residents were put under a Level 1 evacuation notice over the weekend.

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The Douglas County Sherriff's Office and the Umpqua North Complex fire managers lowered the Level 3 Evacuation Notice for the Dry Creek area to Level 2 Tuesday afternoon.

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Sixteen wildfires continue to burn in the Falcon Complex of the Umpqua National Forest’s Tiller Ranger District. Firefighters and helicopter water drops have made significant containment progress on several fires in the Complex, according to a Monday night press release, and resources have b…

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Update: The U.S. Forest Service temporarily closed several roads in the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest for firefighting Friday evening, including most of the access to the western side of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness.

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Firefighters from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Tri City Rural Fire Department responded to a natural cover fire in the 300 block of South Old Pacific Highway, Tri City at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday, and found a grass fire threatening several nearby structures.

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The Douglas Forest Protective Association and Douglas County Fire District No. 2 responded to a natural cover fire at approximately 4:50 p.m. Monday about 7 miles northwest of Roseburg, in the 1,000 block of Upper Cleveland Rapids Road.

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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.