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At approximately 10:45p on Wednesday night, ECSO 911 dispatchers received a number of calls regarding a grass fire in the city of Rogue River.
The location of the fire is on Wards Creek Rd. A law enforcement unit was first on scene a reported an active, downed power line that may have ignited the fire.
Jackson County Fire District 1 (JCFD1), Rural-Metro Fire (RMF), Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), and several law enforcement units were all dispatched to the scene to assist. Ten fire units worked the fire all together.
The first estimated size-up of the grass fire was 3/4 acre. The incident was upgraded to a second alarm which brought in additional help from Grants Pass Fire (GPFD).
As a precautionary measure, law enforcement was prepared to evacuate a nearby subdivision that was being threatened by the fire. At this time, there has been no evacuation orders.
At approximately 11:28p, on-scene fire command stated the fire had been knocked down. However, crews were awaiting Pacific Power to arrive on scene to deactivate the downed power lines prior to mop up work beginning. There is not believed to be any further current threat to surrounding structures or vegetation.
Medford Alert will continue to monitor this fire and provide updates as they become available.
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