Crews battle 2 fires in the hills above Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – Multiple units responded to a grass fire in the hills above Ashland Thursday afternoon.

The fires were first reported at about 4:45 p.m. on Granite Street near Lithia Park.

The Oregon Department of Forestry said numerous resources were at the scene and engaged in an aggressive initial attack.

As of 5:16 p.m., crews were reportedly making good progress and no evacuations were needed.

ODF said both fires are being mopped up and are estimated to be 3/4 of an acre total.

The cause of these fires are currently under investigation.

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