Officials Provide Update on Corey Road Fire

Here is our previous article regarding this fire, it includes updates and video, as the incident took place.

Just after 4:30 today, July 29th, multiple calls began coming in for reports of smoke in the White City area. Following those calls was a report of a structure fire on the corner of Corey and N. Foothill Road. This fire was viewed by the detection unit from a Alert Wildfire camera, Roxy Ann Peak Cam, and 911 Eye Bystander stream.

JCFD3 confirmed that this incident was a two-alarm fire, with resources from Fire District 3, Fire District 1, Medford Fire, ODF Southwest Oregon District including two helicopters, and the Rogue Valley 1 strike team (Rural Metro Fire, Grants Pass city fire, Rogue River, Illinois Valley, and Applegate Fire).

Traffic control was handled by Jackson County Sheriffs units, Medford Police, Talent Police, Central Point Police, Jackson County Roads, and ODOT teams. There are a few remaining road closures, however the majority of streets in the affected area have been reopened this evening. R

VTD also provided two buses to assist in evacuations in the area. As of 9p this evening, all areas near the fire have been lowered to a Level 1 notice. Authorities state that all residents can return.

At last update, JCFD3 reported three homes have been deemed a total loss. Fire crews were able to search the homes before they collapsed. Numerous outbuildings and vehicles were also lost to this fire. Roughly an additional 15 structures were threatened.

Courtesy of MPD

Fire officials encourage the public to continue following the necessary restrictions that are currently in place for fire season.

The fire has been stopped at an estimated 5 acres. There have been no reported injuries and the cause of this fire is under investigation.


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