Crews contain 125-acre wildfire near Canyonville

Crews contain 125-acre wildfire near Canyonville

CANYONVILLE, Ore. - Crews fully contained a wildfire that burned 125 acres east of Canyonville Saturday evening.

The Bland Mountain Fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July about 7 miles east of Canyonville. Officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association said it was fully contained by 6 p.m. Saturday.

Firefighters have extinguished hot spots and "smokes" inside an almost 100-foot perimeter of the control lines, said Kyle Reed with the Douglas Forest Protective Association.

“We still have a little work to do well within the interior of the fire, but things are looking really good out there," DFPA specialist Reed said.

Firefighters will still be working to put out more of the lingering fires that can smolder for days or weeks before igniting another wildfire.

Reed said fire investigators are still unsure of what caused the fire, however he urges anyone with information to call the Fire Protective Association at (541) 672-6507.

Motorists should use caution on Tiller Trail Highway for the next couple days as fire traffic will be heavy while firefighters continue to mop up hot spots, the Douglas Forest Protective Association said.