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Shively Creek Fire 75% contained

Shively Creek Fire 75% contained
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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- The Shively Creek Fire is 75% contained, according to the DFPA.

The fire was contained to 206 acres, and it is expected to be 100 % contained by Thursday morning.

DFPA officials say that fire crews took advantage of the moderate temperatures on Tuesday, and are continuing to strengthen control lines and push farther into the fire with the mop up process. 

There are 110 people working on the fire, including 5 hand crews, 3 water tenders, 1 bull dozer, 1 helicopter and DFPA’s fixed wing detection aircraft.

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.

Cause of fire is still under investigation.  If anyone has information related to the start of the fire, they are asked to call the DFPA or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

Here is the DFPA's information on the recent fires:

Lightning Complex

•    Of the original 20 lightning related smoke reports, 12 fires have been located.
•    All known lightning fires have been staffed and controlled.
•    Detection flights and ground patrols will continue to look for lightning fires.
•    No new lightning fires reported on DFPA land yesterday.
•    Firefighters will be rechecking known lightning fires to make sure they are 100% out.
•    Fires range in size from a single smoldering tree, to ½ acres.
•    A slight chance of lightning remains in the forecast until Thursday.

Firefighters continued to check lightning fires throughout remote parts of the Douglas District today from recent lightning storms.  Detection flights and ground patrols will continue for the next several days to help detect any “sleeping” lightning fires.  All new lightning fires will be fought hard and aggressively to keep the fires small.

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