Firefighters working on the 115-acre Beacon Hill Fire east of Grants Pass report good progress was made Saturday on strengthening firelines and mopping up hot spots. Today, a county Community Justice crew and a handful of engines continue the laborious chore of extinguishing isolated hot spots.
Residents will see occasional puffs of smoke rise from the burned area today, and fire vehicle traffic will continue in the Jones Creek Rd. and Beacon Dr. areas.
Remember: Fire season in southwest Oregon starts tomorrow, which means open burning season will end. Fire season typically lasts until mid-October.