New wildfires crop up near Talent, Cave Junction

Continued dry conditions led to new wildfires around the Rogue Valley, despite help from Tuesday night rains.

Medford-based crews in the multi-jurisdictional Wildland Strike team assisted the Illinois Valley Fire District in containing a 3-acre grass fire that closed traffic on Highway 199 Wednesday afternoon near Airport Drive in Cave Junction. The grass fire had been knocked down as of 4:20 p.m., according to the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the Oregon Department of Transportation reopened the roadways with 20-minute delays as of 5:53 p.m.

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