RIDDLE, Ore. -- One of the first wildfires of the season broke out in Douglas County on Monday afternoon.
Officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association said a 911 caller reported smoke about four miles south of Riddle. DFPA's fire detection cameras confirmed the fires on Formosa Mine Road about 2:15 p.m.
Crews from DFPA, Riddle Rural Fire Department, and Tri-City Rural Fire Department responded. Officials say it was about half an acre in size on "steep, rocky hillside."
Using a bulldozer and hand tools, crews created a fire trail and stopped the spread at an acre and a half. They're expected to remain on scene through Tuesday to mop up hot spots.
The cause is under investigation.
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