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Video: Where is all the Smoke Coming From? Wildfire Near Lowell



More than 600 fire fighters are stationed in Lowell, Oregon to fight the Jones wildfire, which has burned more than 5,400  acres in the Willamette National Forest near Fall Creek since Aug. 13. On Aug. 20, mountain winds blew the fire over Forest Service Road 18, in the direction of the Fall Creek Reservoir.

Lundy Elementary School in Lowell and the Dexter Park marina are hosting hundreds of firefighter tents for the duration of this wildfire.

Multiple campgrounds and roads throughout the Willamette National Forest are closed because of the Jones Fire, the Whitewater Fire (8,400 acres) and the Rebel Fire (2,600 acres).

The fire is 9 miles east of Fall Creek Reservoir, which is about a 4o minute drive from Eugene. See our story in an upcoming print issue and get more info here.