Crews respond to fire northwest of Rogue River, nearby residents evacuate

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Firefighters are responding to a fire northwest of Rogue River, forcing nearby residents to evacuate.

Oregon Department of Forestry says ground crews and multiple aircraft are responding to the fire located in the 900 block of Fielder Creek Road. It’s estimated at one acre, but firefighters at the scene say it’s being driven by the wind.

ODF says nearby residents are being evacuated, but no addresses have been specified.

Along with ODF, Jackson County Fire District #1 is also responding. The cause of the fire will be under investigation.

Stay with us for more on this developing story.

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Anna Weeks is the anchor of NBC5 News at 5 and 11 and Your Place @7 with Anna Weeks. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Originally from the Portland area, Anna loves exploring Southern Oregon. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and watching sports.
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