Fire Burns 50 Acres Near Cottonwood

Firefighters worked fast to reign in a fire west of Cottonwood Monday afternoon. The vegetation fire started shortly before 3 O'clock near the cross of Happy Valley Road and Gas Point Road. Crews held the fire to 59 acres and prevented any structural damage. It's fully contained.
The Fern Fire in the Oak Run area is now 95 percent contained after burning 75 acres in the area of Fern Road and Oak Run to Fern Road.