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Canyon Creek Fire holds at 8 acres with minimal growth reported Monday

The Canyon Creek Fire south of Canyonville in Douglas County has burned an estimated 7 acres, July 16, 2018. (Douglas Forest Protective Association photo)

UPDATE (7 p.m., Monday, July 16) CANYONVILLE, Ore. -- Firefighters working on the Canyon Creek Fire, located about four miles south of Canyonville, completed the fire trail around the blaze Monday afternoon.

Once the fire trail was completed, firefighters turned their efforts to mopping up hot spots near the fire's perimeter.

By 6 p.m., crews reported the first 20-50 feet within the edge of the fire was mopped up with no visible heat or smoke remaining. A significant amount of mop up work remains within the interior of the fire, which crews will be focusing on for the next several days.

Firefighters reported minimal fire growth occurred Monday prior to the completion of the fire trails and say the fire is still estimated at approximately 8 acres. A more accurate size will be mapped when firefighters have a chance to GPS the perimeter of the fire.

Monday night, 23 firefighters and one water tender will be assigned to the Canyon Creek Fire to continue mopping up hot spots within the fires perimeter.


Previous update:

Douglas Forest Protective Association has issued a Monday morning update on multiple fires they're battling on the Douglas District in Douglas County.

Canyon Creek Fire, located about 4 miles south of Canyonville: As of Monday morning, the Canyon Creek fire is estimated at about 8 acres in size.

Around 30 firefighters worked through the night, installing hose lays around the fire to cool off the perimeter and began constructing control lines around the blaze.

Crews completed a fire line around the majority of the fire, but were unable to secure about 700 feet of line overnight due to burning snags near the edge of the fire.

Coffee Creek Fires, located about 5 miles north of Milo: Crews worked on the two lightning related fires in the Coffee Creek drainage until about 2 a.m. Monday.

Firefighters have completed fire line around both fires, one of which burned 1/10 acre and the other burned about 3/4 of an acre.

About a dozen firefighters, two engines and a tender will be on scene of the Coffee Creek Fires Monday, improving control lines and mopping up hot spots, DFPA says.

Monday, about 50 firefighters, two engines, two tenders and a bulldozer will be assigned to the fire and will be backed up by four helicopters.

Monday’s objective is to complete the fire line around the perimeter of the fire and hold it in place throughout the day as hot temperatures and low humidity readings are forecast for the area.

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