Small Fire Pops Up in Soda Mountain Wilderness

[ Fire size revised to 3/4 acre at 3:00 pm ]

Shortly after 1:00 p.m. today, Soda Mountain Lookout spotted a smoke rising from the Soda Mountain Wilderness. The fire is estimated at 1/4-acre in size and a helicopter from the Oregon Dept. of Forestry’s Medford Unit is making water drops on it. A crew is being shuttled into the fire area by a second helicopter.

The fire is located at T41S, R4E, Sec. 5.

The cause of the fire has not been determined as yet, but lightning from last week’s storms struck in the area.