Stouts Creek Fire grows to more than 23 square miles

Stouts Creek Fire started Thursday

A smoky haze covers the mountains where the Stouts Fire burns near Milo, Ore., Friday, July 31, 2015. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP)
A smoky haze covers the mountains where the Stouts Fire burns near Milo, Ore., Friday, July 31, 2015. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP)

CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) – A fire burning in forestland in southwest Oregon has spread to more than 23 square miles, according to more accurate mapping of the blaze.

About 35 families have been evacuated from their homes and another 100 families have been told to prepare to leave.

Although the fire was still growing Sunday, fire team spokesman Dave Wells says they were not expecting explosive growth. Wells says the day is overcast and misty rain has been falling.

No structures have been lost in the fire and no injuries have been reported.

The Stouts Creek Fire about 16 miles east of Canyonville in Douglas County doubled in size from Friday to Sunday.

Wells says a total of 264 structures are threatened but only about half are homes.

Comments are closed.