Douglas County Fire District No. 2 was dispatched to a fire at the Douglas County landfill south of Roseburg at 1:38 p.m. Sunday.
The first fire crew to arrive on scene determined the fire was burning in garbage on the upper portion of the landfill and was approximately a quarter acre in size.
Crews were able to quickly knock down and contain the fire to the landfill, preventing a spread to nearby hillsides.
Multiple passersby on Interstate 5 had reported seeing black smoke coming from the area behind the dump.
The fire district responded with a brush rig, fire engine, water tender and command unit. The Douglas Forest Protective Association, Douglas County Public Works and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office also responded.