On Saturday, at approximately 12:21p, Illinois Valley Fire District (IVFD) and Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) units responded to 28000 block of Redwood Hwy (South of Cave Junction) for a “possible” open burn.
First units on scene found a fast moving grass/brush with several structures threatened.
Fire personnel were able to stop the forward travel of the fire and protect the structures.
The fire was wet lined and mopped up, within fifteen minutes of arrival. The final size of the fire was 1.3 acres.
This fire is a good reminder that fire season is not over. With continued dry weather patterns bringing highs in the 90’s, fires can still ignite and spread quickly. Use caution and always follow local and state regulations, if working outdoors with machinery or open burning.