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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