Crews battle wildfire burning near Detroit Lake - KPTV - FOX 12

Crews battle wildfire burning near Detroit Lake

Posted: Updated: Aug 20, 2015 03:57 PM
Photo: Willamette National Forest Photo: Willamette National Forest

A wildfire spotted early Thursday morning near Detroit Lake had burned 10-15 acres by the afternoon.

A log truck driver reported the fire on Willamette National Forest lands at 3 a.m.

Crews responded to the scene and immediately began battling the fire on the uphill side of Forest Service Road 2212, also known as Kinney Creek Road.

Smoke was visible from Highway 22, Highway 46 and the community of Detroit. However, forest service workers said no structures were threatened.

People were asked to avoid the area, including the lower portion of Kinney Creek Road, so that firefighters and helicopters could continue working to contain the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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