Lane County task force leaves to fight Ramsey Canyon Fire

Fire crews departed just after 6 a.m.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 10:42 AM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- With Gov. Kate Brown declaring a state of emergency for the growing Ramsey Canyon Fire in Jackson County, a Lane County task force left Thursday morning to help fight the blaze.

KEZI was live at the Goshen Fire Station as the task force prepared to leave.

Although the task force was scheduled to head out at 6 a.m., they were postponed to 6:30.

The Ramsey Canyon Fire started at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday and has now burned close to 800 acres.

Up to 200 homes are threatened, and level three and level two evacuation notices have been issued. Level three means residents in the area should leave immediately, and level two means residents should be ready to leave at a moment's notice.

Brown determined the fire is a threat to life, safety and property.

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