Agencies respond to large burning slash piles in Josephine County

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Rural Metro Fire reported several large slash piles burning early Thursday morning, near Placer. ODF is now handling the situation.

According to the Rural Metro Fire Facebook page, the glow of the burning slash piles was seen in the mountains above Jump Off Joe Creek and Jack Creek.

ODF told NBC5 News they responded around 1 a.m. on Thursday, and three engines, a crew and a water tender are mopping up. They also said it’s about 90% lined with no threat to structures. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Maximus Osburn is a reporter for NBC5 News. He studied at California State University-Northridge, graduating with a degree in Broadcasting. Maximus is an avid martial arts enthusiast and combat sports fan. He even traveled to Thailand to train with martial arts experts. Maximus loves movies, nature, and doing things outside his comfort zone, like swimming in sub-freezing lakes in the winter.
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