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Fire Sparked Thursday Near Canyonville Grows Quickly

Douglas Forest Protective Association

Update: As of Friday morning, the Stouts fire is at 6,000 acres.

A new fire in Douglas County has prompted evacuations near the community of Milo.

The Stouts fire was spotted at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon and has grown to about 6-hundred acres. Kyle Reed is a spokesman for the Douglas Forest Protection Association. Reed says the fire moved quickly up a hillside in an area that has burned before.

Reed: "This fire's burning in a mixture of a young stand of trees, old growth trees in a fire scar condition from previous fires that's burnt through the area. So there's a mixture of young plantations, older trees, snags, basically everything in between."

The Douglas County Sheriffs office has issued a level 3 evacuation for homes on Ferguson Lane, Stouts Creek, and Conley Lane. Multiple rural fire crews are on the scene.

The state has issued an air quality advisory for Douglas County due to smoke from area wildfires.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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