Small fire quickly contained Friday afternoon on Highway 66 at southeast corner of Ashland

Firefighters walk between smoldering fences on a driveway in the 3400 block of Highway 66, just south of Crowson Road, on Friday afternoon. Ashland Fire & Rescue photo
September 9, 2022

Brush fire also burned some fencing, but stopped before spreading beyond a half-acre

A grass fire just southeast of the intersection of Crowson Road and Highway 66 was quickly extinguished Friday afternoon, according to reports from Ashland Fire & Rescue and Jackson County Fire District No. 5. ODF Southwest Oregon District also responded.

“Due to a quick and overwhelming response, the fire was contained at a half an acre,” reported Ashland Fire & Rescue. “No evacuations were needed due to the fast knock down. Great job team!”

The cause was accidental, according to the JCFD No. 5 report. Traffic was stopped on Highway 66 and Crowson Road while the fire was put out.

Email Ashland.news Executive Editor Bert Etling at betling@ashland.news or call or text him at 541-631-1313.

A firefighter makes sure a grass fire doesn’t flare back up in the 3400 block of Highway 66, just south of Crowson Road, on Friday afternoon. Ashland Fire & Rescue photo
Firefighting vehicles are parked at the intersection of Crowson Road and Highway 66 on Friday afternoon as firefighters put out a fire that burned about a half-acre. Jackson County Fire District #5 IAFF Local 2596 photo
Highway 66 was closed at Dead Indian Memorial Road Friday afternoon as firefighters extinguished a grass fire near the highway’s intersection with Crowson Road. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling

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Bert Etling is the executive editor of Ashland.news. Email him at betling@ashland.news.
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