Structure fire spreads to field in Josephine County

UPDATE (8:50 p.m.): Rural Metro Fire Josephine County says three buildings burned down on the property off Jumpoff Joe Creek Rd. in Merlin tonight. Five acres of wood also burned. They do have the fire under control and they are mopping up now.

Merlin, Ore. – Multiple fire crews are responding to a structure fire to a field in rural Josephine County.

Rural Metro Fire and Oregon Department of Forestry units along with a dozer are at the scene in the 2700 block of Jumpoff Joe Creek Road.

Firefighters are hopeful they can get a handle on the fire as long as there isn’t a weather change or shift in winds.

ODF said the fire is lined and they don’t expect it to spread any more than it already has.

A helicopter is being deployed to detect any possible spot fires.

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