At this time, both fires remain 100% lined, and the 1.5 acre fire is 80% mopped up. The smaller of the two remains difficult to mop up, however due to the rainy conditions, there’s no longer any active fire. Firefighters will return in the morning to continue to mopping up.
ODF firefighters are actively working to stop two separate small fires, located approximately 10 miles northeast of Cave Junction near Little Greyback Peak.
The first fire is holding at 1/10th of an acre on BLM land, and the second fire is estimated to be 1.5 acres burning on private land. Both are spreading minimally at this time and no structures are currently threatened.
Firefighters are engaging in an aggressive initial attack, however, both fires are burning on steep ground with numerous hazards present, including snags, or trees that could easily fall with little to no notice, and the potential for rolling logs. These factors will mean containment may take longer to ensure the safety of those on the line.
Fire investigators are on scene and will be working to determine the exact cause of both fires.
These incidents are a good reminder that even this early in the year with cool and rainy conditions, fires can still start and spread.
Courtesy of ODF