Oregon National Guard Supporting Rum Creek Fire Fighting

Oregon National Guard Supporting Rum Creek Fire Fighting MEDFORD, Ore.— The Oregon National Guard is helping fight the Rum Creek Fire in Josephine ...

September 6, 2022
3:54 AM

Oregon National Guard Supporting Rum Creek Fire Fighting MEDFORD, Ore.— The Oregon National Guard is helping fight the Rum Creek Fire in Josephine County that has burned approximately 17,000 acres and, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry, is now 12% contained. Fifty-one guard members have been helping with the safety and security of the area, manning road closure points since Monday, Aug. 29, in the Merlin area. Additionally, the guard has dispatched an HH-60 Blackhawk helicopter with medical lift and crew to the Medford Airport to help if any firefighters or support staff become critically injured and need rapid transport for medical treatment.

Maj. Wayne Clyne