Firefighters quickly corral blaze just north of Ashland

An orange pin at lower left shows the approximate location of a fire near Frank Hill Road just west of Jackson Wellsprings this afternoon, July 20. Map via ODF
July 20, 2022

Spread held to about a half-acre west of Jackson Wellsprings

Multiple fire agencies responded to a fire reported at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, on a hillside west of Highway 99 between Ashland and Talent, according to reports from the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District and Medford Alert.

Thanks to the efforts of several fire engines from ODF and Jackson County Fire District #5, buttressed by water drops from a helicopter, within about a half-hour the wildfire’s spread was held to about a half-acre off Frank Hill Road just west of Jackson Wellsprings.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Source: ODF and Medford Alert social media posts. Email Executive Editor Bert Etling at or call or text him at 541-631-1313.

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