WHITE CITY, Ore. (June 3, 2021) – The East Antelope Fire, located along the 9600-block of E. Antelope Road outside of White City, is now 98% contained following continuous mop-up efforts by fire crews. Hot weather has increased holdover hot spots in the area, slowing up the mop-up process; the fire remains at 49 acres, affecting private and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. Resources will remain on scene until all hot spots are found and extinguished.
The E. Antelope Fire was initially reported around 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 29. Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District would like to thank its partner agencies that responded to the fire, including Jackson County Fire District 3, Lake Creek Fire, BLM and U.S. Forest Service Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest resources, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Emergency Management and Jackson County Roads Department.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. This will be the final update on this incident unless conditions significantly change.
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