To: Grampa Dave; AuntB
Grizzly peak fire is off and running between Ashland and Medford. Smoke is settling in pretty thick again from this fire. Aunt B - is this one close?
To: Archie Bunker on steroids
This new fire may be causing some of the smoke for you and Aunt B, and this is how it got started:
Power Line Sparks Wildfire Outside Medford
08/14/2002, Associated Press
A fire is burning southeast of Medford after a power line came into contact with a tree limb and arced, causing sparks that started the blaze.
Fire officials say the fire has burned about 500 acres near Grizzly Peak and East Antelope Road. Air tankers and helicopters dumped retardant and water on the fire. More than 100 firefighters, along with bulldozers, engines and water tenders are on the fire.
The fire continued to burn out of control over night.
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