Days Coffee Fire grows to 140 acres

The fire in Douglas County is presenting challenges to firefighters.

Posted: Jun 26, 2019 11:56 PM
Updated: Jun 27, 2019 11:30 AM

TILLER, Ore. --The Days Coffee Fire six miles northwest of Tiller is estimated to be 140 acres in size, according to the Douglas Forest Protective Association.

Strong, gusty winds combined with steep slopes and limited access challenged firefighters most of Wednesday night as active fire behavior and multiple spot fires were reported. All known spot fires were lined overnight with the exception of an estimated five-acre spot fire, located about a half mile southeast of the main fire, which crews are currently working on.

No homes are threatened by the fire at this time, authorities said.

Wednesday's winds fanned the flames well into the evening as firefighters and ground resources worked overnight to contain the fire.

On Thursday, 110 firefighters were assigned to continue fighting the fire, including five 20-person crews, two tenders, one engine, one bull dozer and two helicopters.

In addition to DFPA resources, personnel and equipment from the Oregon Department of Forestry, Coos Forest Protective Association, Umpqua National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, industrial landowners and operators, and contract fire crews are assisting with the fire.

Officials believe lightning caused the fire.

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