STOUTS CREEK FIRE CAUSE UPDATE

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry – Posted on FlashAlert: August 13th, 2015 10:01 AM

Fire investigators working on the Stouts Creek Fire have determined that the fire was human caused and appears to be related to an individual mowing grass. Fire officials say that the responsible party was allegedly in violation of a Regulated Use Closure because they were mowing after the shutdown time when the fire occurred. Because of the violation, the individual may be liable for fire suppression costs and damages resulting from the fire.

Fire officials with DFPA want to remind everyone to know and follow the current fire restrictions which are in effect on the Douglas District.

To date, the Stouts Creek Fire has burned 23,841 acres and suppression costs have reached $22.4 million.

For more information about public or industrial restrictions currently in effect on the Douglas District, visit www.dfpa.net or call the 24-hour information line at 541-672-0379.