Firework Starts Small Blaze Near Powers


Despite a Regulated Use Closure across all private and public forest lands protected by the Coos Forest Protective Association, a small fire was reported in the woods south of Powers yesterday. CFPA Spokesman Jef Chase says about a quarter of an acre burned after a modified firework was let off on the 4th of July. Chase says fire conditions are getting very dry.  That is the reason for restrictions on the public’s use of forest lands.  If you plan to travel into wooded areas, he encourages the public to be aware of the guidelines and to follow the rules.  The Lobster Creek Fire northeast of Gold Beach is at just under 400 acres and 30 percent contained. The cost to battle that blaze is just under a million dollars so far.

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 and is filed under Local News.