The Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to its 63rd fire of 2019 on Thursday.
TRI CITY — Officials briefed U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden on conditions of the Milepost 97 Fire at the incident command center late Tuesday morning.
Crews completed fire line around the entire perimeter of the Milepost 97 Fire Saturday and officials said the fire hasn’t increased in size since Friday, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.
About noon Tuesday, firefighters at the Milepost 97 Fire who spent the morning felling hazardous trees along Interstate 5 southbound near Canyon Creek stopped for lunch.
As the Milepost 97 Fire enters its second week, crews are making substantial progress, Oregon Department of Forestry officials said.
TRI CITY — The Milepost 97 Fire burning south of Canyonville has grown to 12,336 acres as of Tuesday morning.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Milepost 97 Fire.
The Douglas Forest Protective Association reported Saturday someone stole a cargo trailer filled with equipment to fight the Milepost 97 Fire.
After a final look through her house before evacuating Thursday night, Jayonna Hunnell paused briefly to make sure she packed all her irreplaceable possessions.
Friday 8:45 p.m. update: The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has issued Level 1 "Ready" evacuation notices for all residences on the west side of Interstate 5 between mileposts 88-83. This includes:
CANYONVILLE — Mike and Donna Cox sat in their car on North Gazley Road with a mix of emotions as smoke and flames from the Milepost 97 Fire turned the dusk sky near Canyonville into a mixture of orange and red.
CANYONVILLE — Fire crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and South County fire departments responded to a natural cover fire close to one mile southeast of Canyonville.