Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd. Medford OR. 97504 Oregon
Medford, OR 97504
The Josephine County Sheriff's Office issued a downgrade in evacuation levels on the Illinois River Road that were previously at Level 3 "GO" status and Level 2 "BE SET" status down to a Level 1 "BE READY." This will be for the residences above milepost 2.5 on Illinois River Road through Oak Flat.
A roadblock will remain in place on Illinois River Road to restrict traffic to residents and fire personnel. Residents will need to show proof of residency when returning home.
A Level 1 "BE READY" notice means residents should e aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.
The Fire Information Center can be reached at 541-474-5305 and is staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day.
A .pdf of the sheriff's press release is attached to this article.