Shively Creek Fire 20% contained, no growth

Shively Creek Fire 20% contained, no growth
Photo of the Shively Creek Fire by Kyle Reed, DFPA

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- The Douglas Forest Protective Association says the Shively Creek Fire is 20 percent contained and has not grown in size since Monday.

The fire, about 11 miles southeast of Canyonville, is roughly 206 acres and has a fire trail lined around the entire area.

DFPA spokesman Kyle Reed says fire crews are starting the mop up process.

Residents in the area of Upper Cow Creek are reminded that fire traffic will be heavy in the area for several more days, and to use caution when driving through the area. >>>See photos of the fire

Reed says there have been 20 lightning fires confirmed throughout the Douglas District, ranging in size from a single smoldering tree to ½ of an acre.

Detection flights will continue for the next several days to help detect lightning fires.

Authorities say the cause of the Shively Creek Fire is still under investigation, and are asking anyone that has information related to the start of the fire to call the DFPA or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.