Firefighters are mopping up Honey Creek Fire in Douglas County
Firefighters in southern Oregon are aggressively mopping up a fire that broke out May 26 about nine miles northeast of Glide. The Honey Creek Fire was initially responded to by Douglas Forest Protective Association firefighters, who worked over the weekend constructing a fire trail in the steep, rocky hillside where the fire was located. The job was made more difficult because access to nearby water sources was limited due to snow drifts which are still present on some roads in the area.
As of 1 p.m. May 30 the fire had burned 54 acres and was reported as 80% contained. DFPA was assisted in suppression efforts on the Honey Creek Fire by the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Umpqua National Forest and the private landowner.
No structures were threatened by the blaze, which occurred in a remote part of Douglas County. The cause of the Honey Creek Fire is currently under investigation.
Homes threatened by Hemlock Fire in western Lane County have been sparedIn western Lane County, a fire that started on May 26 burned 25 acres before being reported contained over the weekend. The Hemlock Fire broke out in an area north of Honeyman State Park and just south of Florence, Ore. The fire had been threatening homes in the area but no structures were damaged.
The Hemlock Fire was responded to by ODF’s Veneta Office in the Western Lane District assisted by Coos Forest Protective Association, Siuslaw Valley Fire, the U.S. Forest Service and inmates from Shutter Creek Correctional Institute who have been trained as wildland firefighters. The cause of the fire is under investigation.