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Fire in Brookings Area Stretches Crews
Coos Forest Protection Association (CFPA) crews have been engaged with the 15-acre Jimmy Creek Fire in the Scottsburg area since 1:00 a.m. September 18th. At 2:00 p.m. a fire in the Brookings area also started. The Carpenterville Fire is approximately 3 acres as of 3:00 p.m. It is burning in a replanted logged unit and second growth timber. CFPA has three engines, a tender and a helicopter working the fire and a dozer en route. They are also being assisted by Cape Ferrelo RFD and South Coast Lumber Company. Fire crews are making good progress and are cautiously optimistic about catching the fire in initial attack.  Having the two fires at once adds some complexity to the situation but we have a number of agencies to help us and always keep some initial attack resources at the ready. “If we have another fire, we will attack it as well”, said District Manager Mike Robison.  The fire is in an area of homes but none are threatened at this time and no injuries have been reported. The cause is under investigation.

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