8/14/17 Update: The series of fires near Grizzly Peak are now 100 percent lined and 90 percent mopped up. Firefighters will be combing the area this week in order to ensure that no additional hot spots are present. The trail system will remain closed until firefighters wrap up their work and feel that there is no longer a threat to public health and safety. Thank you all in advance for your patience.
Please keep in mind that we are still in “Extreme” Fire Danger in Jackson and Josephine Counties. Make sure you and your family are aware of the current fire restrictions at www.ashland.or.us/fireseason.
Last night's lightning storm ignited several fires on Grizzly Peak that are visible from the city. Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters hiked into the fires last night and currently have one more fire to staff with help from CalFire as mutual aid. With the many fires that started last night across the region, resources are limited. Please do not call 911 if the fires should become more prominent throughout the day. The fires are not threatening any structures near Grizzly Peak. Residents can always call the Ashland Smoke and Wildfire Hotline at 541-552-2490 to get updates as they become available.
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-Ashland Fire & Rescue