Illinois River Road Evacuation Update
Incident: Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire
JOSEPHINE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
SHERIFF DAVE DANIEL
1901 NE F St, Grants Pass, OR 97526
Office: (541) 474-5123
Fax: (541) 474-5114
Release Date: 9/20/17
INCIDENT: Illinois River Road
REPORTING DEPUTY: C. Krauss
Based on current weather and fire behavior, The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office and the Incident Command Team for the Chetco Bar Fire have decided the fire danger no longer warrants an imminent threat to the public and all evacuation levels for the residents of the Illinois River Road area have been dropped to level zero, effective 9/19/17 at 6:00 pm. The Forest Service forest closure will still be in effect until further notice as crews are still working in the area.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the residents of Josephine County, especially those living in the rural parts of the County that we should all be in the Level 1 “Be Ready” mindset. Whether it is a wildfire, flood or winter weather event, we don’t know when an evacuation may be necessary.
We would also encourage all residents of Josephine County to subscribe to the Citizen Alert emergency notification system. Sign up online at www.rvem.org.