Douglas Complex Special Fire Update - July 29, 2013 @ 3 PM
Incident: Douglas Complex Wildfire
Minor correction to evacuation update - Monday, 7/29/13 @ 5:45
Evacuation Update Correction
We have received updated information from Josephine County regarding the evacuations put in place.
Evacuations:Graves Creek bridge to Lower Graves Creek Road/Lower Wolf Creek Road. Lower Wolf Creek Road to Water Tank Drainage on Lower Wolf Creek Road.
Road Closures:Roads Closed at Graves Creek Bridge, water tank drainage as well as Lower Wolf Creek Road from the town of Wolf Creek to the Water Tank drainage.
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Dennis Sifford, Incident Commander Oregon State Fire Marshal Office Green Team – John Ingrao, Incident CommanderHours of operation: 8:00 am – 9:00 pmPhone Numbers: 541-832-0136; 541-832-0137Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Information Line: 1-888-459-3830
July 29, 20133:00 p.m.
Additional Homes Evacuated in Josephine County
Josephine County Sheriff issued a road closure order this afternoon due to fire activity in the area. Lower Wolf Creek Road is closed from the town of Wolf Creek to Leland Road. Lower Graves Creek Road is closed from Leland Road to the Rogue River. Josephine County Sheriff’s Office also issued an evacuation order for all residences on Lower Graves Creek Road from the Graves Creek Bridge to Leland Road, Lower Wolf Creek Road, and from Lower Graves Creek to Water Tank Gulch. This new evacuation order affects an estimated 30 residences.
Evacuation orders are still in effect for:
• McCullough Creek Road, Reuben Road, and Mt. Reuben Road in Douglas County, and Poorman Creek Road in Josephine County.
Citizens can evacuate to Glendale Elementary School or Josephine County Fairgrounds:
• Glendale Elementary School is located at 100 Pacific Avenue in Glendale.• Josephine County Fairgrounds is located at 1451 Fairgrounds Road in Grants Pass.
For more information, call Red Cross at 888-680-1455.
Fire Statistics: Location: 7 miles north of Glendale, ORPercent Contained: 2%Complex Size: 21,000 acresCause: LightningStart Date: 7/26/13Total Personnel: 1024
Resources Include: 38 Type 2 hand crews, 29 engines, 2 dozers, 8 water tenders, and overhead personnel
Air Resources: 3 Type 1 helicopters, 5 Type 2 helicopters, and 3 Type 3 helicopters
Places to get information:Douglas Forest Protective Association - www.dfpa.net Twitter - www.twitter.com/DouglasFPAFacebook - www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociationInciWeb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3559/ODF PIO Blog - http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/ODF Southwest Oregon District - www.swofire.comAmerican Red Cross - www.redcross.org/nss