UPDATE: Crews battling new wildfire in Douglas County

Douglas Forest Protective Association

At this time, no homes are threatened and no evacuations are in place.

Posted: Sep 27, 2018 10:43 AM
Updated: Sep 27, 2018 4:33 PM

UPDATE: The Bear Springs Fire burning in Douglas County has grown to about 20 acres, the Douglas Forest Protective Association said Thursday afternoon.

The fire is burning in a mixture of old growth timber and younger trees about seven miles west of Glendale. 

Firefighters have used multiple helicopters to help cool the fire's spread, and ground crews have been working to complete fire trails around the blaze. Crews said a fire trail is around the majority of the fire. 

DFPA said a large air tanker and two Single Engine Air Tankers were used Thursday to drop fire retardant on the flames, but smoke from nearby fires moved into the area, causing limited visibility. The fixed-wing aircraft had to be grounded for safety reasons.

At this time, no homes are threatened. 

The cause remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFPA.

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GLENDALE, Ore. -- Fire crews responded to a new wildfire in Douglas County Thursday morning.

The Bear Springs Fire seven miles west of Glendale is currently estimated to be burning between seven and 10 acres on a steep hillside with poor access.

The Douglas Forest Protective Association said the crews are fighting the fire from the air and ground with more resources on the way.

At this time, no homes are threatened and no evacuations are in place.

The cause is under investigation.

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