About a half-acre of brush, grass and dead wood were blackened Thursday afternoon when a fire started below the railroad tracks between the bike path and the South Umpqua River in Roseburg, just east of the Gaddis Park Little League Fields.
Firefighters from the Roseburg Fire Department responded to the blaze at about 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
Heavy and high flames were showing for a while before firefighters knocked down the fire keeping it away from the homeless camp that is just a short distance away.
The fire appeared to have started at the bottom of the hill near the heavy brush straight across the river from the Roseburg High School football field.
Officials said the cause of the fire is uncertain.