Fire Agencies Responding to “Skookum Creek Fire Near Border

9p UPDATE: Firefighters are holding the Skookum Creek Fire at approximately 4.5 acres. Night resources have been ordered, including a 20-person crew, two Type 6 engines and ODF overhead personnel. An update will be posted in the morning when it’s available

5p UPDATE: ODF Firefighters are making good progress on the Skookum Creek Fire and remain actively engaged. It’s holding at 4-5 acres, and crews have lined 30% of the perimeter. A Type 1 helicopter has been ordered as well.

ODF personnel are responding to the Skookum Creek Fire, located approximately two miles north of the Oregon-California border in the BLM Soda Mountain Wilderness.

It’s currently estimated to be 4-5 acres. ODF ordered two Type 2 helicopters, and two ODF Type 6 engines, Medford Crew 10 and a CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit resources are en route.

The fire is located in a remote area, and it’s been difficult for firefighters to access; resources are just beginning to arrive on scene.

Officials are continuing to monitor the areas affected by lightning, both on the ground and through the ODF Detection Center and recon flights.

No structures are threatened, and while this is expected to be a lightning-caused fire, ODF will be investigating to confirm or determine the cause.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Courtesy of ODF

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