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ODF crews battling active fire near Cave Junction

Around 3:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters, along side the Illinois Valley Fire District, have been battling an active fire near Cave Junction.

Posted: May 22, 2021 5:16 PM
Updated: May 22, 2021 8:15 PM

UPDATE: According to the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest District's Public Information Officer, Natalie Weber, a fire that is burning near Cave Junction has been knocked down.

Fire crews say that the fire is about 1 acre in length, including two spot fires. NewsWatch 12 has also learned that the fire is completely wet-lined and fire crews are working on a hand-line as well.


CAVE JUNCTION, Ore-- Around 3:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters, along side the Illinois Valley Fire District, have been battling an active fire near Cave Junction.

NewsWatch 12 has learned that fire crews have stopped the growth of the original fire which started between Robinson Corner Road and Holland Loop Road. That original fire is estimated to be at around a quarter of an acre.

But according to ODFSW's Public Information Officer, Natalie Weber, a few spot fires have started from that original fire and are about a half acre in length. Firefighters are currently working to contain those spot fires.

Three ODF engines are on the scene of that fire, along with several firefighter crews from IVFD. ODF has also called in a bulldozer to assist.

Weber told NewsWatch 12 that the fire is currently burning on a slope and windy conditions are in the area.

No evacuations have been ordered at this time, but ODF is asking people to avoid the area as fire crews battle the flames.

Fire crews are also investigation the cause of the fire. 

This is a developing story and we will continue to provide updates on the situation as soon as they become available. 

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