Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
These evacuation notices are based on fire activity from the Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires in Josephine County.
REPORTING DEPUTY: C. Krauss INCIDENT: Current Fire Evac Levels and Road Blocks in Josephine County INCIDENT DATE AND TIME: 7/22/18 @ 10:00 pm
Current evacuation levels:
Level 3 - West Pickett Creek Road
Level 3 - Upper end of Shan Creek Road
Level 3 - Upper end of Limpy creek Road
Level 3 - Oak Flat community at the end of Illinois River Road
Level 2 - Lower end of Shan Creek Road
Level 2 - Lower end of Limpy Creek Road
Level 2 - Pickett Creek Road, including secondary roads
Level 2 - Dutcher Creek Road, including secondary roads
Level 1 - Riverbanks Road between Limpy Creek Road and Pickett Creek Road including all secondary roads and streets
Due to the Taylor Creek wildfire, road blocks have been established to prevent non-essential vehicle traffic from interfering with
residents attempting to evacuate and emergency services vehicles engaged in firefighting activities.
Current road block locations:
West Pickett Creek Rd at Pickett Creek Rd
Shan Creek Rd at Riverbanks Rd
Limpy Creek Rd at Riverbanks Rd
Riverbanks Rd at US Hwy 199
Lower River Rd at Robertson Bridge Rd
We would like to ask non-residents of Riverbanks Rd, including secondary streets and drives off of Riverbanks Rd, to please avoidthe area. We would also like to remind residents of the area to carry proof of residence to re-enter the area if they leave and return.Proof of residence includes a driver's license, utility bill with address, photo ID, etc.
If you have not signed up for Josephine County Citizen Alert, Josephine County's emergency notification system, you can sign up on line at www.rvem.org.
The Red Cross evacuation shelter remains active at Grants Pass High School, 830 NE 9th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526.
The Fire Information Center can be reached at 541-474-5305 and is staffed from 8:00am to 8:00pm each day.
An animal evacuation center is currently being set up and will be open tomorrow at 1O:OOam. More information will be released separately about these details tomorrow morning.