Firefighters made significant progress on the Corn Creek Fire today. Crews spent the afternoon strengthening control lines around the fire, plumbing it with fire hose, and extinguishing hot spots in the interior. A short crew will remain at the fire overnight to patrol the perimeter. On Wednesday, 50 firefighters will be back on scene to continue extinguishing hot spots within the interior. Cause of the Corn Creek Fire remains under investigation.
In the aftermath of thunderstorm activity that occurred this morning, one additional lightning-caused fire was detected this afternoon on Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA) protected lands. The Beals Ranch Fire, located five miles east of Canyonville, was suppressed at a fraction of an acre. The Beals Ranch Fire brought the total number of lightning-related fires on DFPA-protected lands from this morning’s lightning storm to eight. All known fire starts from the storm have now been suppressed and mopped up. DFPA will continue to monitor the lightning-affected areas in Douglas County with ground and aerial patrols for the next several days, and the association's smoke detection cameras will scan for any additional fire starts.
Fire Prevention Specialist
Douglas Forest Protective AssociationOffice: (541) 672-6507 ext. 136
Cell: (541) 580-2789