A small forest fire is being doused by a 20 person crew up the Cummins Creek Drainage in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area not far from the Wilderness Boundary. It’s burning in an area that is not generally visited by people – no paths lead to it. It’s down inside the Cummins Creek Drainage.
A forest service employee said the fire grew to around 3/4 of an acre in brush, duff and some downed timber and that they just about got a line around it contained. Next comes the part of stirring it up and making sure it’s completely out.
The US Forest Service reminds everyone there is a “no use of fire” order out on all regional National Forest Lands. No campfires AT ALL outside improved forest service campgrounds.
No word on what caused this particular blaze to erupt. There hasn’t been any reports of lightning in the area.