Firefighters say they had the fire pretty well beaten back by late afternoon Tuesday. The fire ate through thick undergrowth and trees. 9.1 acres were burned according to Toledo Fire Captain Greg Musil. Captain Musil said the cause was a tree falling across some power lines, causing sparks to fly and ignite the thick underbrush. He said a nearby house barn were threatened but quick action by firefighters saved them both. However one small outbuilding was burned.
Toledo put out a call for back-up to fight the blaze and fire departments from around the region responded from Central Coast in Waldport to Depoe Bay Fire on the north. Newport also threw their shoulders in to it as did firefighters from Philomatch and Oregon Department of Forestry who is this morning supervising prison inmates as they drown hot spots that are still hiding under the thick underbrush.
A wildland fire is burning west of Eddyville that is threatening a house and a barn at 3775 Crystal Creek Road – on the old bypassed section of Highway 20.
Toledo Firefighters are asking for mutual aid from other fire departments in the area, including Benton County Fire units, to help contain the blaze
Firefighters are still at it on the Crystal Creek Road fire.