The Rum Creek Fire blazes at night behind North Lincoln Fire & Rescue Chief Ron Dahlman, who headed a task force assisting local, state and federal agencies fighting the blaze.

Members of two Lincoln County fire agencies returned home Wednesday from assisting with the Rum Creek Fire in Josephine County.

Four fire personnel, two each from North Lincoln Fire & Rescue and Depoe Bay Fire, joined a task force the last week of August to provide aid in battling the rapidly spreading fire in the Rogue Valley, which at the time had grown to more than 3,000 acres and consumed more than 10,000 acres a few days later. As of Wednesday, the blaze was at just more than 20,000 acres, unchanged from the previous day, and 34 percent contained, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

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