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Two brush fires break out near Yoncalla

Fire officials said there is one fire on the east side of I-5 and another fire on the west side of I-5.

Posted: Apr 16, 2020 6:07 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2020 11:47 AM

UPDATE: The Douglas Fire Protective Association named the two fires burning in Yoncalla. The one burning west of the town was named The Hayhurst Fire and its estimated to be 50 acres. The other fire is name the Elkhead Road fire and its estimated to be 15 acres.

YONCALLA, Ore. -- Two brush fires broke out near Yoncalla Thursday afternoon.

Fire officials said there is one fire on the east side of Interstate 5 and another fire on the west side.

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They said the east fire has grown five to eight acres. However, they said they’re containing the fire quickly.

Officials said they’re still unsure how big the west fire is as fire crews are still making their way to the scene.

The cause of the fires is still under investigation.

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