Crews fight Hendrix Fire and Watershed Fire above Ashland

DOG FORK, Ore— The Hendrix fire, which started from a lightning strike during Sunday’s weather pattern, is 3 air miles southwest of Wagner gap.

It is estimated at 170 acres. The fire was reported just before 10 A.M. on Sunday.

The Oregon Department of Forestry says Type 1 and one Type 2 helicopters, one engine, one hand crew, and one overhead are working the fire.


A second fire that is visible in the area is the Watershed Fire, which is burning in the south end of the Ashland Watershed.  It is approximately 3-5 acres in size and staffed with rappellers, smokejumpers, one engine, and a Type 2 helicopter.  An additional 20-person hand crew is on order.

Officials are encouraging the public to visit the RRSNF’s Facebook page for updates on the Hendrix Fire.

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