The Yellow Point Fire, burning about 25 miles west of Cottage Grove is now 45% contained. The Oregon Department of Forestry says crews have run more than 25 miles of hose. Water is being distributed to the line. Spokeswoman Shirl Fredenburg says crews are working hard to wet the area around the fire ahead of a forecast red flag weather warning.
“Low humidity and dry, hot weather… that could be a factor. But they have high expectations that they’ll keep it under control.”
That fire-friendly weather is expected to move in Thursday night and Friday. The Yellow Point Fire is burning 790 acres. The cause is still under investigation.
The Lane regional air protection agency the air quality Thursday in the Eugene/Springfield area is “good.”