Wildfire Update

Worthington Fire in southern Oregon is spreading rapidly (Updated 7/31, 7:15 a.m.)


7/31/2020, 7:15 a.m., Eagle Point (Jackson County)

The Worthington Fire is about 600 acres, burning in timber/brush with breezy afternoon winds today.

 

7/30/2020, 8:00 p.m., Eagle Point (Jackson County)

The Worthington Fire is approximately 500 acres and evacuations have been ordered for Worthington Road. Follow your local sheriff office for details.

 

7/30/2020, 6:30 p.m., Eagle Point (Jackson County)

The Worthington Fire is approximately 150 acres in size is burning this evening about 5 miles NE of Eagle Point. The fire is burning in forest and brush on BLM land and private property protected by ODF. The fire is under heavy aerial attack by 6 helicopters, 3 large airtankers and one very large airtanker. Two dozers are also on scene with two more on order.

Currently no evacuations are in place, but portions of Worthington Road are local access only to allow firefighters to fight the fire. The fire was reported this afternoon (July 30). The cause is under investigation.

Temperatures this afternoon in Eagle Point reached 100 degrees, with red-flag warnings. Winds are expected to slow overnight. However, high temperatures are expected to be above 90 through the weekend.

Worthington Fire in southern Oregon
Worthington Fire at approx. 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020.