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Firefighters gain containment in Merlin
By KTVL Staff/KTVL.com
MERLIN, Ore -- Fire crews got containment on the Brookside Fire late Thursday night. The 31.6-acre burned through a populated area between Flaming Road and the Merlin Galice Highway.
At the fire's peak, more than 60 firefighters from structural fire protection districts across Jackson and Josephine counties, and the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Grants Pass and Central Point unit offices were engaged in fighting the fire.
The Oregon Dept. of Forestry used three helicopters and an air tanker on the fire, and deployed two bulldozers to construct the fire line. At least 20 structural fire engines and seven wild land fire engines were used to stop the wildfire and protect homes.
The roadblock at the intersection in place on Merlin road was removed late in the evening. The roadblock on Flaming road was there until midnight.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
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