Crews are responding to multiple fires near Little Applegate Road

APPLEGATE VALLEY, Ore. – #UPDATE: Fire crews and aircraft are currently on the scene of two lightning-caused fires that make up the Little Applegate Complex off of Little Applegate road.

The Little Applegate Fire is estimated to be eight acres. An Airtanker is making retardant drops, and multiple helicopters are dropping water. Fire crews are on the ground and working to protect homes in the area.
According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Rogue Valley Fire Chief’s Association, one house has been evacuated, and another three are under a LEVEL ONE evacuation notice. All residents have been notified. Additionally, Little Applegate road is closed at the intersection of Buncom road.
The Yale West Fire, located across Little Applegate Road, is estimated to be one acre and wet lined at this time. Crews will continue to work toward hand line and containment.
Stay with NBC5 for this developing story.

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