5 fires caused by lightning reported in Douglas District

Image of the Canyon Mountain Fire in Douglas County from a Fire Detection Camera, July 15, 2018. (Douglas Forest Protective Association photo)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Firefighters have located five wildfires that resulted from a lightning storm that moved over the southern portions of the Douglas District Sunday morning, Douglas Forest Protective Association reports.

Two fires have been located in the Drew area, one near Tyson Road and another near Tom Creek. Both the Tyson Road Fire and the Tom Creek Fire have been suppressed and were less than 1/10th of an acre in size.

Currently, aviation and ground resources from DFPA are working on three fires, two in the Coffee Creek area, about five miles north of Milo and one on Canyon Mountain, located about four miles south of Canyonville. The Canyon Mountain fire is currently the largest of the three fires and is about an acre in size.

DFPA will continue to monitor the lightning affected areas with both aviation and ground patrols, in addition to DFPA’s fire detection cameras to continue looking for any additional fires that resulted from Sunday morning’s lightning storm.

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