Crews stop spread of Milepost 92 Fire

The fire in Douglas County was stopped at about four acres Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: Jul 22, 2020 7:47 AM
Updated: Jul 22, 2020 10:57 AM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- A fire in Douglas County was stopped after burning about four acres Tuesday afternoon.

The Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to a report of multiple fires at about 1:30 p.m. on Interstate 5 near milepost 92.

Officials say multiple fires located within a close proximity merged into one fire. Due to the steep slopes and heavy fuel loading in the area, additional aviation and ground resources were requested.

A 20-person crew and a water tender were pulled from the Days Creek Road Fire and diverted to the Milepost 92 Fire.

Four Type-2 helicopters were also used to help slow the fire’s spread up the hillside while ground resources worked their way around the perimeter of the fire, digging fire lines and installing hose lays.

The Milepost 92 Fire burned a total of four and a half acres of wildland fuels before the fire's spread was stopped. 

A preliminary fire investigation indicated that the cause of the Milepost 92 Fire was vehicle related.

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