Wildfire Update

Worthington Fire to transition to local Team

Saturday, 2 p.m. – Crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Jackson County Fire District #3 (structural protection) and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department continue to make good progress on the Worthington Fire. The fire is currently at 725 acres.

The initial and extended attack teams have been extraordinary in the aggressive efforts to contain this fire. The fire is currently 20% contained, and fully lined.

At 8 P.M. this evening, a local Type 3 Incident Management Team will assume command of the fire.

Resources on the fire include 250 personnel, six dozers, eight 20-person hand crews, three water tenders, seven helicopters and one air tanker. Additional air and ground resources will be called in if needed.