Child playing with lighter sparks grass fire in Eagle Point

Eagle Point, Ore. – Jackson County Fire District 3 and the Oregon Department of Forestry responded to a grass fire on Brentwood Drive in Eagle Point around 11:00 Wednesday morning.

Crews quickly put out the blaze which was estimated to have burned under half-an-acre. The fire was only feet from a nearby home.

Firefighters said the fire was caused by a child playing with a lighter in a large dry field. The child was interviewed by and educated about fire safety.

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