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3 homes threatened before grass fire is halted northwest of Roseburg

(Photo courtesy DFPA)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Douglas Forest Protective Association and Douglas County Fire District #2 responded to a grass fire about 5 miles northwest of Roseburg, near the 3000 block of Del Rio Road.

Firefighters were able to stop the fast moving grass fire at a quarter acre and determined the cause was power line related.

Three homes were threatened by the fire, but no damage was reported.

"With fire conditions throughout southwest Oregon in the extreme category due to hot and dry weather, fire officials with DFPA are committed to reducing the number of human-caused fires in forests and other wildland areas throughout the Douglas District," officials said. "Residents are reminded that DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions remain in effect, which either restrict or prohibit activities that are known to cause wildfires. DFPA Forest Officers have been busy this week, investigating reports of individuals mowing dry grass, running power saws and burning debris, all of which are currently prohibited activities."

They said those found to be in violation of DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions can be cited and may be held liable for fire suppression costs, if their actions result in the start of a wildfire.

For a detailed list of restricted activities within DFPA’s Public Use Restrictions, visit www.dfpa.net or call DFPA’s 24 hour information line at (541) 672-0379.

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