Monday, June 6, 2016

Storm Sparks Fires in NE Jackson County

ODF Medford Unit engine crews found two lightning-caused fires this evening in northeast Jackson County. One fire is near Vine Maple Creek, 6 miles south of Prospect. The other fire is in the Sugar Pine Flat area, 4 miles northwest of Butte Falls. Both fires have firefighters on scene.

The Sugar Pine Flat Fire is estimated at 0.25 acre. The one near Vine Maple Creek is confined to a tree. 

Other engine crews are looking through the Cobleigh Rd. and the Elk Creek Rd. areas where people have reported seeing small columns of smoke, however no other fires have been found.

Earlier today, ODF Grants Pass Unit engine crews assisted with extinguishing a 0.50-acre fire near the community of Provolt. The cause of that fire under investigation.