Day: August 13, 2016

Uncategorized | August 13, 2016

Redwood Highway Fire Held at 50 Acres

The Redwood Highway Fire remains at 50 acres this evening and is 90 percent contained. Roadblocks on Deer Creek Road will be removed at 7:00 p.m. and the evacuation level for all areas around the burned area will drop to Level 1 (Ready) at the same time.The fire started Friday afternoon in the community of […]

Uncategorized | August 13, 2016

Redwood Highway Fire Deemed Human-Caused

On August 12, 2016, a fire near Selma broke out burning approximately 50 acres. The Oregon State Police Arson Unit along with the Oregon Department of Forestry began an investigation.  During the investigation, a Selma area transient was arrested on an unrelated warrant and lodged at the Josephine County Jail. This person, Marcus A YEOMAN, […]

Uncategorized | August 13, 2016

ODF Crews Work to Contain Five-Acre Wildfire East of Ashland

Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters from the Medford Unit are working this morning to extinguish the 5-acre Twentymile Springs Fire near Milepost 20 on Hwy 66, east of Ashland near Tubb Springs Wayside. The fire was reported at 6:50 a.m. by Soda Mtn. Lookout.One large (Type 1) helicopter, four engine crews and a bulldozer have […]

Uncategorized | August 13, 2016

Crews making progress on Redwood Highway Fire

Fire crews worked through the night cooling hot spots and monitoring fire lines on the Redwood Highway Fire in Selma. The cool and calm nighttime temperatures allowed for continued progress to be made on the line with 87 percent containment. The fire size remains at approximately 50 acres. The cause of the fire is under […]