Cooking equipment sparks fire near Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. –A homeowner helped put out a wildfire south of Cave Junction.

The Illinois Valley Fire District said on Tuesday evening, they responded to a fire near the intersection of Redwood Highway and Wildland Road.

With the help of a homeowner, crews with IVFD and ODF stopped the fire just before it spread into an area that hadn’t been cleared of vegetation.

The fire was kept to a fraction of an acre.

According to IVFD, the fire was started by the improper use of outdoor smoker equipment.

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