Crews Kept Busy With Weekend Wildfires

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th May NewsOregon Department of Forestrywildfires
This morning, the Oregon Department of Forestry furnished the following update on wild fires burning in Oregon: The 180-acre Shively Creek Fire in Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA) jurisdiction is burning in logging slash and old growth timber. Reported Sunday, the fire received some rain that evening that slowed spread. Resources fighting the fire include two helicopters, eight fire engines, nine hand crews, two bulldozers and two water tenders. Today firefighters will continue to build fire trail and strengthen existing fire lines. Cause is under investigation. The 10-acre Tokatee Fire in the South Cascade District is burning in logging slash, timber and grass. It was reported Saturday. ODF has three fire engines and one water tender at the fire. Cause is under investigation. The 14-acre Raisor Road Fire in the South Cascade District is burning in timber and logging slash. The fire was reported Sunday and is in extended attack. Number of resources fighting the fire is unavailable at this time. Cause is under investigation. The 19-acre Jasper Lowell Fire in the South Cascade District burned in grass, brush and timber. Reported Sunday, it was contained by late afternoon and is currently in mop-up. ODF resources fighting the fire include three fire engines, two hand crews, one bulldozer and two water tenders. Cause is under investigation. The 168-acre Burgess Road Fire in the Central Oregon District is burning in timber, brush and grass. Reported Sunday, firefighters expected to achieve containment that evening. ODF resources fighting the fire include five fire engines, three hand crews, one bulldozer and one water tender. Cause is under investigation. The 22-acre Gooseneck Road Fire in the West Oregon District reported Saturday burning in logging slash. Six fire engines, one helicopter, two hand crews, one bulldozer and one water tender. Cause is under investigation. The 15-acre Milepost 160 Fire in Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA) jurisdiction burned in logging slash near Interstate 5. It was contained and in mop-up on Saturday. DFP resources fighting the fire included two fire engines and one bulldozer. The fire was from a prescribed burn ignited April 29 that spread off of the burn unit.

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