Crews extinguish fire near Hardscrabble Road

The Hardscrabble Road Fire went on to burn approximately three acres of grass, brush and Scotch Broom before crews contained the blaze.

Posted: Apr 17, 2021 9:31 AM
Updated: Apr 17, 2021 9:52 AM

DRAIN, Ore. -- Crews from the Douglas Forest Protective Association and North Douglas County Fire and EMS extinguished a natural cover fire Friday evening that was located about two miles northwest of Drain, near Hardscrabble Road.

Firefighters arrived to the scene around 6:40 p.m. and reported that the fire was about one and a half acres in size and slowly backing down the hillside. Crews remained at the scene until 9:30 p.m., securing the perimeter of the fire.

The Hardscrabble Road Fire went on to burn approximately three acres of grass, brush and Scotch Broom before crews contained the blaze. 

No homes were threatened by the Hardscrabble Road Fire and the cause of the fire is under investigation, according to officials.

Firefighters were assisted at the scene by landowner representatives.

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