Fire crews getting a handle on Worthington Fire

Over the last few days, firefighter crews have been able to get ahead of the fire, holding the flames to 750 acres with 70 percent containment. Fire crews are continuing to mop-up the flames in the interior of the fire.

Posted: Aug 2, 2020 11:08 PM
Updated: Aug 2, 2020 11:44 PM

EAGLE POINT, Ore-- According to the latest reports from the Bureau of Land Management, the Worthington Fire which started this past Thursday has now grown to 750 acres and is 70 percent contained. Fire crews have been working tirelessly over the last few days and now have the fire 100 percent lined.

People who live in the beginning of the 1500 block of Worthington Road, as well as higher number addresses, have been lowered to a Level Two evacuation. This means that people need to be ready to evacuate if the fire begins to spread further. Residents should be ready to evacuate at any time.

Currently fire crews have mopped up and secured the fire line 50 to 100 feet within the interior of the fire. The fire mop-up will continue over the next several days as fire crew will continue to enhance the fire line so that the fire doesn't spread. 

The Worthington Fire originally started as a five acre fire on July 30 just northeast of Eagle Point when the fire quickly grew and spread to the surrounding areas.

So far, the Oregon Department of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Jackson County Fire District number three and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department have all worked on the fire. While 600 personnel, 15 bull-dozers, nine helicopters and three water water tenders are currently being used to battle the flames

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This is a developing story and we will update the story as more details become available. 

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