SW Ore. wildfire is 75 percent contained



CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A spokesman for firefighters battling a roughly 70-acre wildfire burning in southwestern Oregon logging debris says it’s about 75 percent contained.

Douglas Forest Protective Association spokesman Tom Fields says his group and several fire departments hope to have the fire near Beals Creek contained on Wednesday. No serious injuries have been reported.

Beals Creek is about 25 miles southeast of Roseburg.

On Tuesday, about 100 firefighters were aided by two helicopters and two air tankers from California, as well as a bulldozer working along a ridgetop. Fields says the fire is burning in steep, rugged, logged-over private land and has burned into some younger trees. No structures are threatened.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.