Several homes threatened by Camas Mountain Fire

Crews responded to a natural cover fire burning the north side of Highway 42 near Camas Mountain on Sunday.

Posted: Jul 25, 2021 11:38 PM
Updated: Jul 26, 2021 10:48 AM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Crews responded to a natural cover fire burning on the north side of Highway 42 near Camas Mountain on Sunday.

Officials said several homes were threatened by the fire. Crews responded to the fire around 5 p.m.

The fire was about an acre in size, burning in grass, brush and trees.

Officials said a helicopter from the Douglas County Protective Association was used to control the spread of the fire. 

Additional resources were requested from Tenmile Rural Fire Department, Winston-Dillard Fire Department, Looking Rural Fire Department and Coos Forest Protective Association.

Firefighters remained on scene until about 9:15 p.m. to mop up hot spots and secure control lines. 

Preliminary investigations on the fire indicate the cause may be vehicle related, they said.

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