Fire Burns Near Highway 38

NEAR ELKTON, Ore. — A close call for fire crews Monday night as they worked to put out a brush fire near Highway 38. It broke out at about 2:45 p.m. off of Highway 38 between Drain and Elkton. The Douglas Forest Protective Association says it burned between 15 and 20 acres, getting dangerously close … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Glendale Fires

GLENDALE, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man suspected of setting several fires. The fires ranged in size from one-tenth of an acre to a half-acre and were all near the West Fork of Cow Creek. A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy found the suspect, James Abbott, hiding in the area and … Continue reading »

Fire Season Starts in Douglas County

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Effective May 15, fire season officially starts. The Douglas Forest Protective Association made the call for all land protected by DFPA. It is the earliest fire season has been declared since 1990. Crews are still mopping up two fires including the Andrews Creek Fire, which burned over 60 acres near Yoncalla. While … Continue reading »