Firefighters have successfully stopped the forward progress of an upstart wildfire in Jackson County that erupted late Friday. Emergency services were originally dispatched to the new fire near East Evans Creek Road, south of Wimer. Crews contained it at 1.3 acres. While there is currently no active fire, firefighters are still addressing hot spots that remain in the area.
To ensure continued control, a fire hose has been constructed around the perimeter of the fire, providing water access for the firefighters. Efforts are underway to line the fire, ensuring further containment.
During their operations, firefighters discovered a small spot fire near the top of the main fire. They have promptly engaged with it to prevent any potential escalation. As part of the fire management strategy, additional resources have been ordered for an overnight shift.
One Type 3 helicopter and numerous ground crews engaged in an aggressive initial attack. An additional helicopter, a bulldozer, and more engines were dispatched to provide further assistance during the early firefight. All air support has been released.
Fortunately, there is no immediate threat to homes in the surrounding area. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.