Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Reward Offered for Cause of Four Corners Fire

The Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person, or people, who caused the Four Corners Fire. The fire started August 30 in southern Josephine County, one-half mile north of the community of Takilma. Specifically, the fire’s origin was at the junction of Waldo Rd., Takilma Rd., and Happy Camp Rd, an intersection locally known as Four Corners. The fire burned 15 acres of grass, brush and forestland and threatened homes in the area.

Anyone who has information about this fire is encouraged to call (800) 452-7888. Information is confidential.

The Four Corners Fire started at 4:10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, and cost $14,572 to extinguish. Suppression resources assigned to the fire include:
  • 7 wildfire fire engines
  • 1 bulldozer
  • 4 helicopters
  • 2 air tankers
  • 2 20-person crews
  • 2 fallers
Additionally, structural fire protection engines were sent from Illinois Valley Fire District and Rural Metro Fire Dept.