CANYONVILLE, Ore. (AP) - A firefighter battling a large blaze in southwestern Oregon was injured when he was struck by rolling debris.
Authorities say the firefighter was transported early Monday to a medical center, where he was treated and released. The firefighter was one of about 1,000 people battling the 11,600-acre Milepost 97 Fire that broke out Wednesday near Canyonville, apparently from an illegal campfire.
Officials said the fire was growing slowly toward the south, paralleling Interstate 5.
The fire was at 10 percent containment. Crews hoped to make progress as clouds and cooling temperatures were forecast for the area.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has also authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs.
An Oregon Department of Environmental Quality air advisory issued due to smoke was extended Monday for Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties, and now includes southern Douglas County.
- Firefighter injured battling Milepost 97 Fire
- Firefighters on Milepost 97 Fire preparing for warmer, drier weather
- Responders establish camp for Milepost 97 fire
- Milepost 97 Fire now 1,650 acres
- Milepost 97 Fire now 35% contained
- Milepost 97 Fire now 50 percent contained
- Milepost 97 Fire 100% contained, officials say
- Milepost 97 Fire 15 percent contained, officials say
- Officials issue warning after drones reported over Milepost 97 Fire
- The Milepost 97 Fire has jumped across I-5