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Jackson County Expo Holds Ramsey Canyon Fire Camp

It is temporarily the home to nearly 800 firefighters assigned to the 1,971 acre Ramsey Canyon Fire.

Posted: Aug 26, 2018 6:40 PM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- The Jackson County Expo is usually the home to events like the Jackson County Fair and Country Crossings. Over the last few days, it’s been serving a greater purpose. It is temporarily the home to nearly 800 firefighters assigned to the 1,971 acre Ramsey Canyon Fire. Public Information Officer Jose Acosta said the Expo is the perfect location.

“There are two different roads that curve on the west side of the fire perimeter and then one nicely on the east. It enables a really safe drive to the fire depending on weather conditions and operational needs day or night. You can get the fire both ways very easily," he said.

Crews are starting burnout and mop up operations behind homes along East Evans Creek Road. If progress continues as planned firefighters say the remainder of structure protection task forces will be released tomorrow. Local resources will protect those homes and buildings. Crews can return if the need arises.

Fire officials expect the fire to be out by September 10th. The cause is still under investigation.

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