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.
Devin Gooden graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism.
She has spent most of her life in Atlanta, Georgia and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Business Management.
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