Courtesy: ODF Southwest

JCFD 5, ODF Southwest put out grass fire near Phoenix

Courtesy: ODF Southwest

Jackson County Fire District 5 and ODF Southwest fire crews tackled a fire near Phoenix, Monday afternoon. The call came in around 1 p.m of a slow moving grass fire, at the 3,000 block of Deer Trail Lane. Several engines, a bulldozer, water tender and the ODF Type 2 and 3 helicopters responded. Fire crews attacked the fire aggressively and put it out quickly.

“Between the time that it was reported and when crews got on scene and actually had it stopped, it was about 35 minutes. ODF sent resources from engines to a bulldozer to our water tender and 2 helicopters. We had resources from Jackson County Fire District 5 on scene, as well,” said ODF Southwest Oregon District PIO, Natalie Weber.

The fire was initially reported to be about an acre, but after the perimeter was GPS mapped, it’s now listed as half an acre. Firefighters are on scene continuing mop up efforts. The cause is under investigation.

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Shellye Leggett is an anchor and producer for NBC5 News. You can also catch her anchoring on KMVU FOX26. She comes to the Rogue Valley from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she was a nightside reporter and fill-in weekend anchor for KOAT Action 7 News for 3 years. She has also reported in Colorado Springs, Colorado, South Bend, Indiana and Bozeman, Montana. Shellye was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois with a B.A. in Communication Studies. She then earned a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her husband who's in the Navy, her cat “Tootsie,” watch scary movies with friends and spend time with her extended family who live all over the West Coast. Shellye is excited to explore Southern Oregon and North California and tell your stories.
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