Hinkle Creek fire under investigation

The cause of the Hinkle Creek Fire fire that burned one third of an acre is currently under investigation.

Posted: Aug 5, 2020 7:05 AM
Updated: Aug 5, 2020 1:49 PM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- The cause of the Hinkle Creek Fire, 11 miles northeast of Sutherlin Tuesday evening is under investigation. 

A fire detection camera operated by the Douglas Forest Protective Association on Mt. Scott located a column of smoke in the Hinkle Creek area. Firefighters arrived on the scene around 6:30 p.m. and reported a quarter acre fire burning through young trees. 

Three helicopters were used to keep the fire in check and by 7:30 p.m. the spread had been stopped. The fire burned one third of an acre. Crews remained on scene until 11 p.m. mopping up hot spots and securing control lines.

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