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Crews Contain Mehl Creek Fire Near Elkton


The Mehl Creek Fire, burning southwest of Elkton, is about 50 percent contained as of Wednesday morning.

According to the Douglas Forest Protective Association, 115 firefighters, four water tenders, and two bulldozers were assigned to the incident.

Credit Douglas Forest Protective Association
Crews have completed the construction of fire lines around the perimeter of the Mehl Creek Fire.

Crews completed construction of a fire line around the perimeter Wednesday afternoon. Additional fire lines will be built by hand in areas where unburned fuel remains between lines and the edge of the fire.

No evacuations have been issued and no homes are currently threatened.

The cause of the Mehl Creek Fire is under investigation.


Angela Kellner is the KLCC host of All Things Considered and a reporter. Angela began as a KLCC volunteer in 1991 when she was in high school. While a student at Lane Community College, she was hired in 1993 for a work-study position in the KLCC Music Department and has been with the station in some role since then. Angela hosted KLCC's world music program Tropical Beat for 11 years from 1994 to 2005 and continues to fill in on a monthly basis.
Melorie Begay is a multimedia journalist for KLCC News. She was the Inaugural KLCC Public Radio Foundation Journalism Fellow. She has a bachelors in Multimedia Journalism from the University of New Mexico. She previously interned at KUNM public radio in Albuquerque, NM and served as a fellow for the online news publication New Mexico In Depth.