DFPA: Warming fire rekindles, burns 2 1/2 acres

DRAIN, Ore. -- The Douglas Forest Protective Association says a fire Sunday night was caused from a rekindled warming fire from earlier in the week.

Officials with the DFPA say they responded to the fire in the area of Cox Creek Road, 6 miles east of Drain Sunday at about 5:30 pm.

Firefighters from the DFPA and North Douglas Fire & EMS responded to the fire.

Authorities say the fire was quickly brought under control, but a lot of work had to be done to put lines around the fire.

The fire ended up burning about 2 1/2 acres.

"Although everything looks green right now, it is actually much dryer than it appears" said DFPA Fire Prevention Specialist Kyle Reed. "The relatively dry winter and spring is creating an increased fire risk for this time of year throughout Douglas County."

If you have had a burn pile or camping fire recently, officials are asking that you check and make sure there isn't any heat or smoke coming from the area.