The Josephine County Sheriff’s office removed and reduced some evacuation levels, described below. The little rain the area received has not reduced the fire danger. A hot front is moving into the area, with expected high winds. This weather will likely increase fire activity. Fuels remain very dry. Patrols are still finding abandoned illegal campfires. Campfires are illegal right now.
Slater Fire: Crews have completed their work closer to Gasquet, so those crews moved to the southside of the fire on Highway 199. South of O’Brien, crews are mopping up and will be connecting more lines in the coming days. More firefighters and engines moved to the northernmost part of the fire, south of Holland, to continue mopping up. Crews are digging line directly along the fires edge near Browntown. Firefighters continue widening control lines around the fire to protect communities, forests, and other resources.
Devil Fire: Crews on the Devil fire have made good progress on the southeast side of the fire and are continuing to build line along the southwest side.