Progress being made against Douglas County wildfire

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – Progress is reportedly being made against a fire burning east of Roseburg.

The Archie Creek Fire started on September 9 near Steamboat Springs on Highway 138 East near the community of Glide. Since then, it has burned 121,379 acres. As of the last report, it was 10% contained.

As the weekend came to a close, firefighters reported favorable weather conditions resulted in another day of lowered fire activity on the Archie Creek Fire. Containment lines were held and some were reinforced with secondary containment lines.

Firefighter worked with the Oregon Department of Transportation and Pacific Power to mitigate hazards from fallen and weakened trees. Highway 138E remains closed from mile marker 21 through the intersection with Highway 97.

A Red Cross shelter for those fleeing the Archie Creek Fire has been established at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

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