Oregon – Fire crews have established a line around a wildfire that broke out last night south of Grants Pass. The Panther Gulch fire grew from 25 to 50 acres overnight. It’s adding more smoke to the area that’s already struggling with poor air quality, because of another nearby wildfire. Fire fighters began an aggressive attack last night. Multiple crews and aircraft were brought in from the nearby Milepost 97 fire. That fire has grown to 12,578 acres. The Department of Forestry says on Facebook there are no evacuations or road closures right now, but they are asking you to please avoid the area.
Here is a look at the DEQ Air Quality Map this morning: