The Lone Mountain fire was reported Friday afternoon burning in grass, brush and timber about 12 miles southwest of Cave Junction in Josephine County. The fire is about 60 acres in size on a mix of U.S. Forest Service and BLM land ownerships. A unified command of the fire has been established between USFS and Oregon Department of Forestry, as ODF provides fire services under contract to the BLM lands. No containment estimate made. An extended attack on the fire is expected, as the fire is burning in very difficult terrain under continued hot, windy conditions. Nine engines and one bulldozer were used on the fire Friday, also support from two helicopters. Cause of the fire is under investigation.
Kevin Weeks - Oregon Department of Forestry