Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wildfire Breaks Out on Horse Mtn. in NE Jackson County

A wildfire approximately 7 acres in size is burning through logging slash on Horse Mtn., located in northwestern Jackson County approximately 8 miles west of Shady Cove (33S, 3W, Sec. 24). The logging slash is green and the fire is burning downhill on a NE aspect slope.

Three engines from the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Medford Unit are on scene, and two more engines have been ordered from ODF's Grants Pass Unit. Two bulldozers, a water tender and a 20-man crew have also been ordered.

The fire is on private forestland and is moving at a moderate rate through the slash. It was reported around 4:00 p.m. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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