Rekindling Slash Burns
At 1850 hours, Tuesday June 18, North Douglas County Fire & EMS was dispatched to a unknown type fire in the 1000 block of Boswell Rd. in Yoncalla. Fire crew from NDCFEMS and the Douglas Forest Protection Association arrived to a small rekindled slash burn. Fire crews were able to easily extinguish the fire, but leads to a good reminder that any burn pile can rekindle long after they are "out".
NDCFEMS has responded to three incidents of burns rekindling in the last two week, with one pile being a month and a half since the property owner burned.