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New fire in Douglas County forces evacuations, highway closure

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has issued evacuation orders near Glide and Highway 138E has been shut down.

Posted: Sep 8, 2020 11:13 AM
Updated: Sep 8, 2020 12:28 PM

GLIDE, Ore. — A new wildfire start in Douglas County has prompted evacuation orders and the closure of Highway 138E on Tuesday morning.

Firefighters have been battling the nearby French Creek fire since Monday — also resulting in multiple evacuation orders and warnings — but this latest fire is a separate incident.

The Douglas Forest Protective Association says that both air and ground resources are on the scene of the new fire near Star Mountain Lane, east of Glide and near Susan Creek.

Most of the Star Mountain Fire is located north of Hwy 138E, covering about 250 acres. However, the fire has spotted across the highway and the North Umpqua River, making another fire of 50 acres in size.

DFPA says that it has three helicopters, a large air tanker, and two singel-engine air tankers working with ground crews to contain the fire. More resources are on order.

The new Level 3 "GO" evacuation order applies to everything east of Baker Wayside and all visitors at the Bogus Creek Campground. Highway 138E is closed between Glide and Dry Creek due to the fire, and only local traffic or emergency crews will be allowed through.

Other areas are now under a Level 2 "Be Set" warning — including Highway 138E at and including Klahanie Lane, Sky View Drive, Rock Creek Road, and east to Baker Wayside.

This level indicates significant danger to your area and are encouraged to leave. If you decide to stay, be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.

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