ODF continues live burn training north of Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Smoke may be visible above the Rogue Valley on Thursday and Friday.

The Oregon Department of Forestry said its Medford unit is holding a “live burn training” north of Central Point along Truax Road and Newland Road.

ODF explained that new firefighters will get real-world experience fighting wildfires but in a controlled environment with supervisors available to coach and intervene if necessary.

“Smoke may be seen from this area both today [Thursday] and Friday,” ODF said. “Please be aware this is a two-day event.”
According to ODF, about 22 acres will be burned by the end of the exercise Friday.

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