News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry – Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 11:19 PM
Douglas Forest Protective Association
1758 N.E. Airport Road
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kyle Reed FAX: (541) 440-3424
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Stouts Fire Update
The Stouts Fire, located approximately 11 miles east of Canyonville near the community of Milo was reported Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Firefighters from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and numerous volunteer fire departments responded to the fire. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a fast moving fire already several acres in size. Hot, windy conditions combined with very dry fuels caused the fire to grow extremely fast and sparked numerous spot fires in front of the main fire. The intensity of the main fire, combined with the numerous spot fires in front of itself, caused the Stouts Fire to “blow up,” going from several hundred acres to approximately 6,000 acres in a matter of hours.
Several homes in the area were threatened by the fire, however no homes have been burned. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office issued a level 3 (GO) evacuation notice for homes on Stouts Creek Road, Ferguson Lane, and Conley Lane. A Red Cross Shelter was opened at the Canyonville Elementary School, located at 124 N. Main Street in Canyonville.
An Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team (ODF IMT 1) has been ordered for the Stouts Fire and will assume command of the fire tomorrow after being briefed by the Douglas Forest Protective Association.
An Inciweb site has been created for the Stouts Fire: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/
Information about the Stouts Fire will also be posted to DFPA’s social media accounts.