The Oregon Department of Forestry says the fire is 20% contained.
It says steep terrain is making it difficult for fire crews.
ODF says the main priority right now, is focusing on containing an area about 2.5 miles from the town of Butte Falls.
“They added an extra division down in the southern portion of the fire, that was a little bit of a problematic area, so they’re concentrating more resources down there trying to get this thing corralled,” said public information officer for ODF, Don Hickman.
Hickman says aircraft aren’t able to do water or retardant drops due to the thick smoke.
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.