Southwest Oregon District – Grants Pass Unit. A wildfire reported Wednesday, May 27, after 6:00 p.m., burned 10 acres on Granite Hill, north of the city of Grants Pass. Firefighters responded from Grants Pass Fire-Rescue, Rural Metro Fire Dept. and the Oregon Department of Forestry's Grants Pass Unit. Crews worked until after midnight to complete fireline and mop up hot spots around the fire's perimeter. Today, a 20-man crew, two engines, and a water tender are being used to mop up hot spots throughout the burned area. The cause of the fire is being investigated. Unless something changes and other reports are necessary, this will be the only report on this fire. For information on this and other fires on ODF-protected forestlands in southwest Oregon, visit the ODF Southwest Oregon Fire Blog at http://www.swofire.com/.
FIRES ON OTHER LANDS
No new fires were reported burning on other lands in Oregon.
Fire statistics are for the current year and the average over the past 10 years for the 16 million acres of private and public forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.
January 1, 2015, through today:
Lightning-caused fires: 6 fires burned 3 acres
Human-caused fires: 103 fires burned 275 acres
Total: 109 fires burned 278 acres
10-year average (January 1 through the present date in the year):
Lightning-caused fires: 9 fires burned 5 acres
Human-caused fires: 82 fires burned 392 acres
Total: 91 fires burned 397 acres