Medford fire officials want to talk to people who saw it near start

Investigators looking for the cause of the Deer Ridge fire that burned nearly 650 acres on the flanks of Roxy Ann Peak are asking for the public's help.

Oregon Department of Forestry, Medford fire department and Medford police are investigating the blaze, which is believed to be human caused.

The fire started about 2:30 p.m. Monday near the intersectioin of of Deer Ridge and Vista Point drives.

Call (877) 888-7343, toll-free, to reach the Department of Forestry's Fire Tips message line. Your information is confidential, so please leave your name, a phone number, whether you have photographs or video of the fire in its early stages, and a description of what you saw.

— Anita Burke

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