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Canyon Creek Fire south of Canyonville estimated at 7 acres with steep terrain

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The Canyon Creek Fire south of Canyonville in Douglas County has burned an estimated 7 acres, July 16, 2018. (Douglas Forest Protective Association photo)

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- A total of five fires were located Sunday on Douglas Forest Protective Association-protected land.

The Tyson Road Fire and Tom Creek Fire, both in the Drew area, were both less than 1/10th of an acre in size and are lined, mopped up and in patrol status.

DFPA will continue to patrol the lightning-affected areas with both ground and aviation resources in addition to DFPA’s fire detection cameras.

Canyon Creek Fire (previously reported as Canyon Mountain Fire): The Canyon Creek Fire, burning about four miles south of Canyonville is estimated to be about seven acres in size.

Approximately 30 firefighters, a bulldozer and two helicopters worked through the day on the fire.

Steep terrain and heavy fuel loading has proven difficult as crews have tried to gain the upper hand on the fire.

Firefighters have remained on scene of the fire overnight, installing hose lays around the fire to cool the fires perimeter so that containment lines can be created.

Additional firefighters will be on scene early Monday morning to continue work on the fire.

Coffee Creek Fires: About a dozen firefighters, a bulldozer and a helicopter worked on two fires located within about 1,000 feet of each other in the Coffee Creek draining, about five miles north of Milo.

One of the Coffee Creek fires was stopped at about 1/10th of an acre and is lined and mopped up.

The second Coffee Creek fire is estimated to be about 3/4 of an acre and crews anticipate to have line completed around the fire by morning.

Additional firefighters will be on scene of the Coffee Creek fires Monday morning to continue work on both fires.