(The following news release was sent out early Sunday morning by the Douglas Forest Protective Association).
Douglas County landfill fire
The Douglas County 911 Center received a report of a fire burning in the Douglas County Landfill, Saturday evening, at approximately 7:55 pm. Firefighters from various agencies and crews from the Douglas County Public Works Department arrived at the landfill - located south of Roseburg near McLain Avenue - and began suppression efforts to extinguish the fire.
Crews spent the evening cooling the fire with water and began moving truckloads of dirt, which will be used to cover the smoldering material within the landfill.
As of Saturday evening, the fire was contained within the landfill and has a minimal chance of spreading. Crews will continue to work through the night to fully contain the fire.
No structures were threatened by the fire, and no injuries have been reported.
Agencies assisting in the suppression efforts include the Douglas County Public Works Department, Douglas County Fire District #2, Roseburg Fire Department, North Douglas Fire & EMS, Douglas Forest Protective Association, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.