Fire Summary (as reported on at August 23)
TAYLOR CREEK FIRE
Thursday, August 23, 2018
8/23/2018 Joint Information Center Fire Update
Information for Southwest Oregon Fires is available at the Joint Information Center (JIC) at
Cooler temperatures are expected with highs in the 80’s. Temperatures will continue to trend downward heading into the weekend with afternoon highs in the 70’s. Overnight lows will drop into the 50’s. Winds out of the Northwest are expected to be light, but some areas may see gusts in the 10-15 m.p.h. range. No precipitation is expected.
Air quality will remain poor throughout the region. With residual smoke and active wildfires in the area visibility may be reduced at times. Some areas may see improvement in air quality and visibility with winds out of the Northwest, but relief will be dependent on local wind patterns and topography.
More info about evacuation levels and preparedness can be found at http://www.rvem.org.
Josephine County: Current evacuation information is available at the Josephine County Sheriff’s website at http://www.co.josephine.or.us/
Jackson County: Current evacuation information is available at the Jackson County Sheriff’s website at http://jacksoncountyor.org/
Douglas County: Current evacuation information is available at the Douglas County Sheriff’s website at http://www.dcso.com/#.
Information about fire evacuation levels is also available from the Joint Information Center at 541-474-5305.
Evacuees seeking assistance can contact the American Red Cross at (888) 680-1455.
Bear Camp Road and Peavine Road reopened on Sunday, August 19. Fire personnel and equipment will remain in the area, please drive with caution.
Galice Road remains open, restoring access to local businesses and boat ramps. Crews continue to patrol the area. Firefighters and equipment will remain in the area, please drive with caution.
All Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands along the Merlin-Galice Road remain open.
Grayback Road (Forest Highway 48) remains open to public travel. Short-term delays may occur.
The Rogue River-Siskiyou NF Taylor Creek Fire Emergency Area Closure Order 06-10-22-18-62 closes national forest lands near the Taylor Creek Fire for public health and safety. Effective July 19, 2018 through , unless sooner rescinded. Detailed information and a map of the area closure are available at https://tinyurl.com/RRSiskiyou
A temporary forest closure order is in effect for the area around the Klondike Fire. Forest Roads 4103, 4105, 2512, and 2402-676 remain closed. Information on current conditions can be found at the Rogue River National Forest website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/
Closure orders are in effect on Klamath National Forest and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest within the vicinity of the Natchez Fire. A closure order was issued August 5th, effective until the Natchez Fire is declared out. For details of the closure order please go to the Klamath National Forest Website at www.fs.usda.gov/klamath.
MILES AND COLUMBUS
An Emergency Road and Area Fire Closure has been issued by the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. All portions of the Forest west of Forest Roads 68 near the northern boundary and all of 6640 are closed. This area is bounded on the south by BLM and private land, to the north and west National Forest.
The Umpqua National Forest has implemented emergency road and trail closures on the Tiller Ranger District because of the South Umpqua Complex. The order includes previous closures on the Diamond Lake Ranger District and North Umpqua Ranger District to create a current and comprehensive list. More information is available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/
· Public meeting - Tiller VFPD Fire Station 27598 Tiller- Trail Highway, Tiller, OR
LINKS TO SPECIFIC INCIDENTS
Taylor Creek-- https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
Ramsey Canyon -
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