The Lobster Creek fire east of Gold Beach was officially reported as contained and in the mop-up phase by Coos Forest Protective Association on Monday.

After nine days of battling the blaze firefighters have managed to contain it.

Still under investigation, the fire burned 397 acers of forest land. Although the fire is no longer spreading, CFPA would like to remind citizens that the fire area is still dangerous. Soils that have been disturbed by the fire and have loosened up rocks, which will continue to roll off the steep slopes and onto the roads.

Firefighters will be working through the fire area systematically putting out hot spots and smoldering embers. Danger trees have been identified and felled.

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