Two cars and a shed were destroyed and Highway 97 was closed to traffic after a wildfire broke out near the Oregon-California border Tuesday afternoon.
The fire, which occurred around 4:47 p.m. and was the result of a lightning strike, stretched across 20 to 25 acres, according to Deputy State Fire Marshal Scott Rice.
One firefighter was injured and was reported in stable condition after he received medical attention, Rice added. No other injuries were reported.
Though multiple structures were reported to be threatened by the fire, only a small shed was confirmed to be destroyed.
“The other three (structures) were homes and they were saved, with minor damage.”
Rice said conditions improved and the flames were mostly gone as of 7:15 p.m.
“If the wind comes up, it may go further, but looks like they’ve got it controlled now,” he said Tuesday night.
Officials from the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon State Police, Keno Fire Department, Cal Fire, Fire District No. 1 and Oregon Department of Transportation were available to assist, according to Rice.