Firefighters worked to suppress a field fire near the intersection of Northeast Stephens Street and Northeast Wright Avenue in Roseburg at approximately 12:15 p.m. Monday.
WINSTON — A fire engine dedication ceremony will honor former captain Tom Weiss, a 22-year veteran of the Winston-Dillard Fire District, who died in a plane crash two years ago.
Since Jan. 1, there have been 486 wildfires caused by humans in Oregon, including 57 human-caused wildfires in the area covered by the Douglas Forest Protective Association district.
The Douglas Forest Protection Association and Douglas County Fire Department No.2 reportedly stopped a grass fire Saturday evening near Del Rio Road and Wilbur Road, north of Roseburg. The fire reportedly burned a half acre, and the cause is currently under investigation.
A year after the Stouts Creek Fire was stoked by a Douglas County resident, fire officials issued a release this morning warning people that those who negligently cause fires could be left with a sky-high bill.
A Riddle resident has been cited for failing to comply with fire restrictions after reportedly mishandling the disposal of barbecue briquettes and causing a grass fire on Shoestring Road.
While recent rainfall may have temporarily provided Douglas County residents with a break from the summer’s hot weather, fire officials are warning that only a few hours of sunshine on dead grass is enough to cause it to burn again.
SUTHERLIN — The morning after the fire, Stan Larson-Sloan started breaking windows in his single-wide home. He hoped to air it out, though it was hard to tell how much good it was doing.
SUTHERLIN — A mobile home fire in Sutherlin Friday afternoon is said to have ignited on nearby school property and appears “more suspicious,” authorities said Friday night.
Firefighters responded to an apartment fire in the back of the Poppy Layne clothing store Thursday evening after smoke was seen coming from a back bedroom.
Smoke coming from the second story of the Lemolo Lake Resort north of Diamond Lake led both structural and wildland firefighters to respond to the area.
SUTHERLIN — A Sutherlin mobile home was engulfed in flames Monday night leading to the evacuation of several nearby homes in the 1400 block of West Central Avenue, Sutherlin.