Photos from the Dowens 2 Fire in western Oregon

Dowens 2 Fire Oregon wildfire
Dowens 2 Fire. Oregon Department of Forestry photo by Marcus Kauffman.

Marcus Kauffman, a Public Information Officer with the Oregon Department of Forestry, sent us this excellent photo (above) that he took May 10 on the Dowens 2 Fire about 15 miles south of Eugene, Oregon. We looked for more information about blaze and found more very good photos on one of the ODF’s Facebook pages —  those images are below.

The fire started at 4 p.m. on May 10 and burned 76 acres east of Cottage Grove. The ODF led a response that included three helicopters, two dozers, more than 25 structural and wildland engines, and 130 personnel. The early season fire, burning in brush, logging slash and timber, destroyed one home. Rain on May 13 aided firefighters during mopup. It was declared contained on May 14, 2019.

Dowens 2 Fire Oregon wildfire
Dowens 2 Fire. A firefighter digs into burning duff. Oregon Department of Forestry photo.
Dowens 2 Fire Oregon wildfire
Dowens 2 Fire. Oregon Department of Forestry photo.
Dowens 2 Fire Oregon wildfire
Dowens 2 Fire near the Row River. Oregon Department of Forestry photo.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

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