EAGLE POINT, Ore. – Firefighters from multiple agencies responded to a structure fire in Eagle Point, Thursday afternoon.
Crews responded to the fire on the 3900 block of East Antelope Road. There was only one road with limited access to the structure, making it difficult for units to respond. The Oregon Department of Forestry said helicopters made regular water drops out of caution because of how dry the area is. ODF said the fire grew to about a quarter of an acre, but could have been worse if it weren’t for defensible space around the home.
“The fire did spread to the surrounding vegetation, and that’s where ODF took over and that only spread to one quarter of an acre and crews are doing the mop up process on that right now,” said Samantha Didion, with Jackson County Fire District 3.
Jackson County Fire District 3 said an alert came in from one of its “Alert Wildfire Cameras,” which helped them better prepare for the fire. It encourages everyone to be cautious and be aware of how easy fires can start, especially around the 4th of July.
The cause of this fire is under investigation.