Elk Creek Fire Contained

The Elk Creek Fire, some of which burned portions of Tribal lands near Drew, Oregon, this past weekend, was reported as contained, thanks to the quick actions and teamwork of the Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA), the Tiller Volunteer Fire District, and other Douglas County fire responders.

After containment, the fire measured 2.5 acres, and did not threaten any homes or structures, though it and the Bedrock Fire and Flat Fire produced smoke across the county. The fire was first reported on Saturday, July 29, and affected bush, grass, and timber near Milepost 36 of the Tiller Trail Highway, about 8 miles southeast of Tiller, Oregon. The response included 9 fire engines, 4 squads, 1 dozer, 2 helicopters, and a fixed-wing air attack, according to the DFPA. Other details of the fire are under active investigation.

The DFPA reminds everyone that the Fire Danger Level is currently HIGH throughout Douglas County, so please take all precautions when camping, hiking, etc.

Photos courtesy of the Tiller Volunteer Fire District.