Kids Playing With Matches Start Fire

GRASS FIRE 2MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire crews knocked down a small grass fire near Howard Elementary on Saturday afternoon.

Officials say children playing with matches started the fire, which burned about a quarter of an acre. They say it could have threatened structures if it had continued to grow.

Authorities say incidents such as these serve as an important reminder to take extreme precautions with fire and fireworks during a time when fire danger is high.