Oregon National Guard troops assist firefighters battling the Rum Creek Fire

51 Oregon National Guard troops arrived in Josephine County on Aug. 28 to help assist with road closures. The fire has burned over 19,000 acres.

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Soldiers and airmen with the Oregon National Guard and are lending a helping hand in battling the Rum Creek Fire burning in Southern Oregon. 

The wildfire, sparked by lightning on August 17, has since burned over 19,000 acres and was 34% contained as of Monday afternoon.

A total of 51 Guardsmen are currently deployed on the Rum Creek Fire. Crews were working extra hard Monday tonight to gain more containment on the blaze before Tuesday’s Fire

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