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Despite the recent rainfall, a small grass fire burned about half an acre east of Myrtle Creek on Thursday, according to the Douglas Forest Protective Association.

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Different management styles for the forest, pre- and post-catastrophic wildfires, were the key talking points during the Aug. 22 “Return to the Burn” tour of the Bland Mountain and Stouts Creek fire areas.

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Firefighters from the Douglas Forest Protective Association located 10 additional lighting-related fires Friday, bringing the total number of fires caused by Thursday’s electrical storm to 21.

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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.

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Communities need to change the way they prepare for wildfires, especially massive ones that rip through thousands of acres, according to U.S. Forest Service research ecologist Paul Hessburg.

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The Douglas Forest Protective Association and other regional fire crews responded to a fire in the Bear Springs area, approximately 7 miles west of Glendale, which ignited early Thursday morning.