Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Peavine Fire Burns 100 Acres


The Peavine Creek Fire, located 5 miles north of Glendale in Douglas County, is estimated to be about 100 acres this morning. The fire, which was discovered Tuesday afternoon about 5:00 p.m. by the Douglas Forest Protective Association’s fire detection cameras, damaged two pieces of logging equipment which were parked near the fire. The Peavine Creek Fire, which is burning on industrial timber lands, is not threatening any homes. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

About 60 firefighters worked through the night and made great progress on the fire by creating a fire trail around half of the fire. Wednesday’s goal is to complete the fire trail around the entire fire and begin the mop up phase.

Working the fire today are three 20 person hand crews, two sets of cutters, five water tenders, a bull dozer, a fixed wing observation aircraft, a helicopter, and various industrial representatives.


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