Two firefighters injured battling Whiskey Creek Fire over the weekend

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Oregon Department of Forestry says two firefighters were injured over the weekend on the Whiskey Creek Fire in Josephine County.

ODF says both firefighters were treated and released at a local hospital.

The Whiskey Creek Fire is one of five lightning-caused fires that began Thursday evening.  ODF says it remains the largest at 30 acres near the west fork of Whiskey Creek.

The Thunder Ranch Fire, another lightning-caused fire that began Thursday, is southeast of Galice and is holding at just under 17 acres.

ODF says no homes are currently threatened on either one of these fires.  No road closures are currently in place.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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