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.
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.