DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - An illegal debris burn sparked a natural cover fire about six miles southwest of Winston Friday afternoon that officials have called the Blossom Creek Fire.
Firefighters responded at approximately 4:30 p.m. and located the fire burning on a steep hillside near Blossom Creek Road.
An aggressive initial attack by firefighters stopped the forward spread of the blaze at about an acre of grass, brush and young trees within about an hour of the initial report.
“The Blossom Creek Fire is one of several wildfires that firefighters have responded to over the last couple days, all of which should serve as good reminders that fire season remains in effect” says DFPA Fire Prevention Specialist Kyle Reed.
Fire officials with DFPA remind that until fire season officially comes to an end, all backyard debris burning requires a burn permit from either DFPA or a local fire department.