The fire remains 20% contained tonight.
ODF says with the potential for clear skies later in the week, they’re hoping water and retardant might be able to be dropped from planes.
Three task forces of structural engines with the Oregon State Fire Marshal are working along the Butte Falls Highway and Shady Cove area.
“We have it pretty well-lined, they’re doing some mop up, it’s looking really good. Fortunately, we were able to get people back into their homes in Shady Cove,” said public information officer for Oregon Department of Forestry, Don Hickman.
Hickman says strike teams are set-up around Butte Falls, in case of any flare ups.
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology.
In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she’s not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.