New fire sparks near Beaver Sulphur Campground south of Ruch

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is reporting a new fire burning on the ridge just south of Beaver Sulpher Campground.

The Sulpher Fire, which is burning on the Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District, was first noticed Monday night by firefighters working the Upper Applegate Fire. Air tankers were then diverted to drop water on the new incident.

The fire at last estimate was two acres and as of Monday night, fire crews had put handline and a hose around the fire.

Current resources included a 20-person crew, one water tender and one engine.

As soon as possible, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest plans to conduct a reconnaissance flight looking for any additional starts across the forest.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Anyone who notices suspicious activities is asked to report it to the Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District at 541-899-3800.

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