Crews Working Wildfire West of Applegate Lake

This is a developing incident. Medford Alert will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

Overnight, two 20 hand crews will continue working incident. Six various fire engines and tenders will also arrive to assist. Expected to arrive at the incident command post by 7p tonight. Holding steady at 5-6 acres.

OSF and U.S. Forest Service- Rogue River- Siskiyou National Forest firefighters are on scene of a fire near Collins Mountain, approximately 1.5 miles west of Applegate Lake.

It’s currently burning on private land in heavy brush and timber, and is estimated to be 1-2 acres in size.

Additional resources are en route, and due to the steep terrain, a Type 2 helicopter has been ordered.

There is no threat to structures at this time. The cause will be under investigation.

Courtesy of ODF

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