Saturday, August 13, 2016

ODF Crews Work to Contain Five-Acre Wildfire East of Ashland

Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters from the Medford Unit are working this morning to extinguish the 5-acre Twentymile Springs Fire near Milepost 20 on Hwy 66, east of Ashland near Tubb Springs Wayside. The fire was reported at 6:50 a.m. by Soda Mtn. Lookout.

One large (Type 1) helicopter, four engine crews and a bulldozer have been assigned to the fire. Greensprings Fire-Rescue firefighters and equipment are also assisting. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.