Crews halt two wildfires in Douglas County in one afternoon
ROSEBURG, Ore. - Firefighters responded to two wildfires Thursday afternoon, halting the blazes before they could grow out of control.
The Douglas Forest Protective Association and Myrtle Creek Fire Department responded at 1:50 p.m. to a fast-moving 2-acre grass fire along Dole Road about 4 miles northwest of town.
Firefighters stopped the fire from spreading.
The cause of the Dole Road Fire is under investigation.
Just before 3 p.m., firefighters responded to grass and brush fire ignited by a burn pile that hadn't been properly extinguished, DFPA said in a statement. DFPA crews and Oaklad Rural Fire responded to the scene 2 miles southeast of Oakland on Highway 99. They held the fire to 1/10th of an acre.
"As vegetation continues to dry around the county, the chance of wildfires starting and spreading will continue to increase," the fire agency said. "Fire officials remind that Public Use Restrictions go into effect July 1 on all DFPA protected land."