Small fires keep Douglas County crews busy overnight

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Firefighters got a handle on flames that jumped the South Umpqua River in time to respond to three other fires overnight.

A report of heavy black smoke near the Callahan Mountains east of Roseburg led firefighters to a burning piece of logging equipment at 9 p.m. Douglas Forest Protective Association and Douglas County Fire District #2 responded and found a hydraulic shovel had burned up and suffered heavy damage. The fire did not spread to vegetation.

Around midnight, Glendale firefighters responded to a 1/4 acre grass fire in town between 6th and 7th streets.

The causes of both fires is under investigation.

Overnight, lightning ignited a tree in the Wild Horse area east of Sutherline. The fire spread to nearby vegetation on about 1/10 of an acre.