Firefighting resources are responding to the “Buckskin” Fire, located approximately six miles north of the California border approximately one mile outside the Kalmiopsis Wilderness on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
Airtanker 161 is dropping water on the estimated 50-75 acre blaze which is actively burning and clearly visible from the town of Cave Junction.
Members of the Siskiyou Rappel crew are on the ground on-scene and more rappellers are en route. Helicopters are also en route/on scene, as are smokejumpers from Redmond. Two hotshot crews currently assigned to other incidents on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest are being reassigned to the Buckskin Fire to help battle the blaze.