ODF seeking help to determine cause of Gold Canyon Fire

0901 Gold Canyon FireUpdate (09/01 3:30 p.m.) — According to ODF, the Gold Canyon Fire was caused by a discarded cigarette.

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Selma, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry is seeking help to identify the person or people who may be responsible for starting the Gold Canyon Fire that burned 120 acres of forestland south of Selma.

The fire was reported at 4:53 p.m. Tuesday alongside Highway 199 (Redwood Highway) near the intersection with Gold Canyon Drive.

At one point, the fire threatened around 200 homes.

By Wednesday morning, the fire had grown to approximately 120 acres, was 100 percent lined and 20 percent contained. So far, no homes have been damaged.

Call ODF’s Grants Pass Unit office at 541-471-3883 if you have any information about people or vehicles in the area at the time.

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