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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.

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