Update, 8:30 a.m. Monday:

The Road 11 Fire near Mansfield is 25% contained but still covers roughly 10,000 acres. Residents in the area remained at a Level 2 evacuation notice as of Monday morning.

Southeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team spokesman Dana Leavitt said crews expect to fully contain the Douglas County fire by Wednesday. The brush fire broke out around noon on Saturday.

The fire, which is now staying within its footprint about three miles southwest of Mansfield, stopped progressing toward Mansfield due to winds dying down late Sunday, he said. It will take two to three days to contain if conditions remain the same.

Firefighters are working to extend the fireline in order to help stop the brush fire, Shearer said. There is a mixture of hand crews and engines working on containment.

Leavitt said the fire should stay in place and not move toward any towns.


Update, 10:10 a.m. Sunday: Contrary to previous reports, evacuation notices for the Road 11 Fire are at a Level 2.

Although the State Fire Marshal's Office issued a press release Saturday that mentioned Level 3 evacuation notices, Undersheriff Tyler Caille said notices have not gone above a Level 2.

The Southwest Washington Interagency Incident Management Team took command of the fire Sunday morning.

Local crews held the fire overnight, according to the Sheriff's Office, and the fire is now about 3 miles southwest of Mansfield. No injuries have been reported.


Update, 7:40 p.m. Saturday: The fire is now estimated at 10,000 acres.

Ten aircraft are assigned to the fire and one dozer is in route, the Sheriff’s Office said. Local farmers are helping dig a fire line along the west end of Mansfield.

State assistance has been mobilized to help local firefighters, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire, reported about 12:47 p.m. Saturday, is burning in grass, sage and wheat.

The cause is under investigation, the State Fire Marshal’s Office said.


Update 6:30 p.m. Saturday: The Road 11 Fire is now estimated at 2,000 acres and about six structures have been destroyed.

Structure losses are limited to outbuildings, but one home was damaged, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

The fire has crossed Road A Northeast and is moving east, the Sheriff’s Office said. Level 2 evacuation notices have been issued for the town of Mansfield and about 10 homes west of it.

Phone service is also down in Mansfield, according to the Sheriff’s Office.


MANSFIELD — A three-alarm brush fire has been reported west of Highway 172 near Road 11 Northwest and Road E Northwest.

McNeil Canyon Road is closed with no estimated time of reopening.

Level 2 — get ready to leave — evacuation notices have been issued for south of McNeil Canyon Road near the fire, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Level 1 — be aware — notices have been issued for north of McNeil Canyon Road between Road C Northwest and the top of McNeil Canyon Road up to Road 20 Northwest, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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