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At approximately 11:51a, Jackson County Fire District 3 (JCFD3), Medford Fire (MFD), and ODF units were dispatched to a reported grass fire on the 2900 block of Old Stage Road.
Once on scene, fire command sized the fire at approximately 1/2 acre. Burning in heavy blackberry bushes and dry grasses.
Command requested air support shortly after arrival. ODF will activate at least one Type II helicopter to assist with water drops.
12:17p UPDATE: Helicopter on scene, preparing for water drops. Estimated at 1 acre now. Command states they have it approximately 75% knocked down now.
12:20p UPDATE: Fire is now 100% wet-lined. All ground crews still currently engaging the fire. Helicopter is working still, second Type II helicopter request cancelled.
12:36p UPDATE: Remaining helicopter working fire has been released and is heading back to base.
1:45p FINAL UPDATE: The fire is 100% contained and no longer poses any threat. Investigators will continue working to find the cause of the incident.
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