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Doubleday Fire burns 600 acres south of Butte Falls
Sept. 17, 2008 9:30 p.m.   Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District     The 600-acre Doubleday Fire burned on a northerly track through dense forest all afternoon and is now 2 miles south of Butte Falls. The fire is approximately 2.5 miles long and 1 mile wide. It was reported at 12:30 p.m. today, near the junction of Salt Creek and Doubleday roads, and is the sixth fire caused on ODF-protected lands by the lightning storm late Tuesday.   Four helicopters, three airtankers, six dozers and engines and crews from throughout Jackson County built fireline along the fire's flanks, and poured water and retardant onto flames. Crews tonight are continuing fireline construction and cooling the fire's edge.   Tomorrow, command of the Doubleday Fire is being turned over to an Oregon Department of Forestry incident management team.This will enable Southwest Oregon District engine crews to focus on mopping up the remaining five lightning-caused fires, and be available for initial attack should new fires break out.   The 30-acre Buck Point Fire is completely lined and mop up is in progress. The same is true on the 13-acre Wasson Canyon Fire, and the 7-acre C2 Fire (located six miles up Salt Creek Rd.). The 1.5-acre Round Mountain Fire and the 0.5-acre Obenchain Fire are both lined and nearly mopped up.   Also today, a 5-acre fire was controlled on Cove Road, just off Dead Indian Memorial Rd. Its cause is under investigation.   Brian Ballou Fire Prevention Specialist Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District Office: (541) 665-0662 bballou@odf.state.or.us 
 
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