ROCKY ROAD FIRE
The Rocky Road Fire off Highway 227 in Trail burned just over 15 acres and temporarily threatened ten homes Wednesday afternoon. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Fire crews from Oregon Department of Forestry's Southwest Oregon District were assisted by the Rogue Valley Wildland Task Force 2 in the suppression effort and structural protection. The task force is made up of firefighters and equipment from seven different rural fire departments in Jackson County.
All road closures have been lifted, but the public is being asked to exercise caution when traveling through the area.
UPDATE ON OTHER FIRES
HIGHWAY 138 WEST FIRE
Location: Six miles east of Elkton.
Firefighters continue mopping up hot spots to prevent future flare-ups and spread. The final size of the fire is 62 acres. Cooler conditions and fog overnight benefited mop-up efforts, but some areas are still showing heavy concentrations of heat. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
FIRE SEASON REMAINS IN EFFECT:
The Oregon Department of Forestry would like to remind everyone that fire season remains in effect with conditions remaining dry and susceptible to fire starts. Backyard debris burning and dispersed campfires remain prohibited throughout much of the state. Check with your local ODF office for restrictions in your area or log onto ODF's fire restrictions web page for more information.