Crews Respond To Multiple Weekend Fires

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GOLD HILL, Ore. — Fire investigators are still searching for the cause of a wildfire near Gold Hill that started over the weekend.

The Oregon Department of Forestry spent Saturday night working on the fire burning on the left fork of Foots Creek Road. They were able to fully contain it to just one acre. The fire did not threaten any structures, due to its remote location.

Wildfires weren’t the only things keeping fire crews busy over the weekend; several structure fires popped up around Southern Oregon. Two structures caught fire near Gold Hill sunday. An RV and a shed caught fire, no one was living in the RV at the time; no one was injured, fire officials are still investigating what caused that fire.

Another fire, just miles away, burned some machinery at Hilton Fuels on Blackwell Road. Crews had to battle strong winds, but managed to get the fire under control. They are still investigating the cause of that fire as well.

On Saturday, a structure fire near Central Point left two people without a home. A small grass fire was also started nearby as a result of the house fire. ODF crews quickly put it out and remained on scene in case the wind carried embers and started another fire.

The Oregon Red Cross is providing emergency assistance for the two adults displaced by that residential fire. The displaced residents are now staying with family in Grants Pass. The Red Cross is providing assistance for food, clothing, and shoes.