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Sugar Pine/Miles Fire Evacuations Expanded
Julie Denney
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Sugar Pine/Miles Fire Evacuations Expanded

Evacuations Expanded- Update - August 7, 2018

Update August 7, 2018: 

TRAIL, Ore. – At the recommendation of fire officials managing the Miles (Sugar Pine) fire, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is upgrading and expanding evacuation zones in the area of Elk Creek and Lost Creek Lake. 

The upgraded Level 3 “Go” zone includes two addresses in the area near the intersection of Elk Creek Road and West Branch Elk Creek Road that were previously advised of a Level 2 “Be Set” evacuation.  Another upgraded Level 3 zone is located on the north side of Lost Creek Road and contains no structures.

Expansion of the Level 2 “Be Set” extends the Elk Creek drainage zone south to Highway 62, and along the west side of Lost Creek Lake, including the dam.  Search and rescue personnel will be in the area contacting residents today.  Citizen Alert notifications will also be sent to the affected addresses.

The following is an updated list of all current evacuations related to the Miles (Sugar Pine) fire:

Level 3 "Go":

Trail:  Elk Creek Road, all addresses above West Branch Elk Creek Road; West Branch Elk Creek Road, 200-block and the upper section; Sugar Pine Road, all addresses; Dodes Creek Road, all addresses; north side of Lost Creek Lake (uninhabited, accessed by Takelma Drive).

Prospect:  Ulrich Road, 829 and above; Shelly Lane, all addresses; 4000-block Lewis Road.

Level 2 "Be Set":

Trail:  Elk Creek Road from Highway 62 to the 1600-block; Highway 62, 26300 through the 31600-block (odd numbers only); Takelma Drive, all addresses; Cole M. Rivers Road, all addresses; the uninhabited area west of West Branch Elk Creek Road, including Morine Creek Road, Buck Rock, and the upper Lewis Creek drainage.

Prospect:  Lewis Road from Highway 62 to the 3000-block; Evergreen Drive and all intersecting roads; Highway 62 between Lewis Road and Prospect Access Road; Cascade Gorge Road, all addresses; Ulrich Road from Highway 62 to the 820-block; Mill Creek Drive between Highway 62 and Prospect Access Road; Snodgrass Lane, all addresses; Mather Road, all addresses; Skookum Lane, all addresses.

Refer to the interactive map to check a specific address: https://bit.ly/2uUku2C .  For preparedness information and to sign up for Citizen Alert, go to www.rvem.org .  Information regarding the fire is available on InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5966/ .

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Update - August 6, 2018
TRAIL – Due to increased fire activity on the west side of the Miles/Sugar Pine fire, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is expanding the Level 3 “Go” and Level 2 “Be Set” evacuation zones.  These zones do not contain any residences. 

The new Level 3 area now includes the upper portion of West Branch Elk Creek Road.  The road is already closed to public traffic at the intersection with Elk Creek Road.  A Level 2 area is now located to the west and south of the new Level 3 area.  Because no residences are affected by the new evacuation zones, no evacuation notices or Citizen Alert notifications will be issued. 

The evacuation zones for the Miles/Sugar Pine fire now include the following areas:

Level 3 "Go": Elk Creek Road, 8800 and above; Sugar Pine Road, all addresses; Dodes Creek Road, all addresses; Ulrich Road, 829 and above; Shelly Lane, all addresses; 4000-block Lewis Road; upper section of West Branch Elk Creek Road.

Level 2 "Be Set": Elk Creek Road between West Branch Elk Creek Road and Alco Creek Road; West Branch Elk Creek Road, 200-block; Takelma Drive, along the north side of Lost Creek Lake; Lewis Road from Highway 62 to the 3000-block; Evergreen Drive and all intersecting roads; Highway 62 between Lewis Road and Prospect Access Road; Cascade Gorge Road, all addresses; Ulrich Road from Highway 62 to the 820-block; Mill Creek Drive between Highway 62 and Prospect Access Road; Snodgrass Lane, all addresses; Mather Road, all addresses; Skookum Lane, all addresses; uninhabited area west of West Branch Elk Creek Road.

For more information on preparedness and to sign up for Citizen Alert, go to www.rvem.org .

To check the status of a specific address, refer to the interactive fire map at http://joco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=37b8a655d90f4f82ba35ba107a827840 .  This map is complete and includes all updates to evacuations.

For more information from fire officials, follow the Sugar Pine Fire Information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SugarPineFireInfo/ .  You can also find information on the InciWeb page: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5966/ .

The nearest Red Cross shelter currently in operation is at Grants Pass High School. 

Public fire information is available by phone at (541) 474-5305 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  The joint information center also operates a website with fire information from around the region at http://swojic.blogspot.com/ .

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Update - August 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Following the recommendations of fire officials on the Miles/Sugar Pine fires, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office has added a new Level 2 "Be Set" evacuation zone to the south of the existing Level 3 "Go" zone on Elk Creek Road.  Two addresses are included in the new zone. Search and rescue personnel have already notified the affected residents in person. 

The western boundary of the Level 3 area on Elk Creek Road was also extended.  This change is visible on the map, however it does not affect any residences. 

Additionally, a Level 2 area was added along the north side of Lost Creek Lake, accessed by Takelma Drive.  This zone connects the Level 2 evacuation zone along Elk Creek Road with the existing Level 2 and 3 areas on the east side of the lake. This new evacuation zone does not include any residences.  

The evacuation zones for the Miles/Sugar Pine fire area now include the following areas:

Level 3 "Go": Elk Creek Road, 8800 and above; Sugar Pine Road, all addresses; Dodes Creek Road, all addresses; Ulrich Road, 829 and above; Shelly Lane, all addresses; 4000-block Lewis Road. 

Level 2 "Be Set": Elk Creek Road between West Branch Elk Creek Road and Alco Creek Road; West Branch Elk Creek Road, 200-block; Takelma Drive, along the north side of Lost Creek Lake; Lewis Road from Highway 62 to the 3000-block; Evergreen Drive and all intersecting roads; Highway 62 between Lewis Road and Prospect Access Road; Cascade Gorge Road, all addresses; Ulrich Road from Highway 62 to the 820-block; Mill Creek Drive between Highway 62 and Prospect Access Road; Snodgrass Lane, all addresses; Mather Road, all addresses; Skookum Lane, all addresses.

For more information on preparedness and to sign up for Citizen Alert, go to www.rvem.org .

To check the status of a specific address, refer to the interactive fire map at http://joco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=37b8a655d90f4f82ba35ba107a827840 .  This map is complete and includes all updates to evacuations.

For more information from fire officials, follow the Sugar Pine Fire Information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SugarPineFireInfo/ .  You can also find information on the InciWeb page: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5966/ .

The nearest Red Cross shelter currently in operation is at Grants Pass High School.  

Public fire information is available by phone at (541) 474-5305 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m

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Update 8/2/18 at 7:00 p.m.:

PROSPECT, Ore. - Due to increased fire behavior on the Miles fire, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office is expanding the Sugar Pine/Miles evacuation area toward Prospect.  The current evacuation zone now includes the following areas in Trail and Prospect: 

Level 3 "Go": Elk Creek Road, 8800 and above; Sugar Pine Road, all addresses; Dodes Creek Road, all addresses; Ulrich Road, 829 and above; Shelly Lane, all addresses; 4000-block Lewis Road. 

Level 2 "Be Set": Lewis Road from Highway 62 to the 3000-block; Evergreen Drive and all intersecting roads; Highway 62 between Lewis Road and Prospect Access Road; Cascade Gorge Road, all addresses; Ulrich Road from Highway 62 to the 820-block; Mill Creek Drive between Highway 62 and Prospect Access Road; Snodgrass Lane, all addresses; Mather Road, all addresses; Skookum Lane, all addresses.

A Level 3 "Go" evacuation means you should not delay leaving to gather any belongings or make further efforts to protect your home. This may be the last notice you receive.

A Level 2 "Be Set" evacuation means you should prepare to leave at a moment's notice; however, this may be the last notice you receive.

Deputies will deliver evacuation notices in person.  Those in the affected area will also receive Citizen Alert notifications.  For more information on preparedness and to sign up for Citizen Alert, go to www.rvem.org .

To check the status of a specific address, refer to the interactive fire map at http://joco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=37b8a655d90f4f82ba35ba107a827840 .

The nearest Red Cross shelter currently in operation is at Grants Pass High School.  

Public fire information is available by phone at (541) 474-5305 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Update July 31, 2018, at 9:25 p.m.:

TRAIL, Ore. - Based on the recommendation of fire officials managing the Sugar Pine fire, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office has increased the evacuation advisory for residences in the Elk Creek Road area from Level 2 "Be Set" to Level 3 "Go."  

A Level 3 "Go" advisory is now in effect for the following addresses: 8800 to 17600 Elk Creek Road; Sugar Pine Road, all addresses; Dodes Creek road, all addresses.

A Level 3 "Go" evacuation means you should not delay leaving to gather any belongings or make further efforts to protect your home. This may be the last notice you receive.

Deputies and search and rescue volunteers will deliver notices to these residences in person; however, residents do not need to wait for a notice to vacate their homes.  Citizen Alert notifications will be sent to those in the affected area.  

To register for future Citizen Alert notifications, go to jacksoncounty.org/alert . Information about evacuation levels and preparedness is available at www.rvem.org .

The nearest Red Cross shelter currently in operation is at Grants Pass High School.  An animal shelter is set up at the Josephine County Fairgrounds.  

Public fire information is available by phone at (541) 474-5305.  The Sugar Pine fire is one of several fires managed by an incident management team under the collective name Sugar Pine.  For more information, visit the InciWeb fire page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5966/ .

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Original release, July 27, 2018:

TRAIL, Ore. –  Fire officials are recommending “Level 2” residential evacuations in the Elk Creek area.  Both the Sugar Pine fire and Miles fire are creating a potential threat to homes in the area.  

As of Friday, July 27, 2018, a Level 2 (BE SET) advisory is in effect for the following addresses:  8800 to 17600 Elk Creek Road; Sugar Pine Road, all addresses; Dodes Creek road, all addresses.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and search and rescue personnel are making in-person notifications.  Citizen Alert notifications will also be made by phone to those in the affected area. 

While homes on Dodes Creek Road and the upper section of Elk Creek Road are still some distance from the fires, officials are concerned that the evacuation route down Elk Creek Road could become compromised if the Sugar Pine fire encroaches toward the intersection of Sugar Pine Road and Elk Creek Road.  Residents should consider these concerns when creating their evacuation plans.

To sign up for Citizen Alert, go to www.jacksoncounty.org/alert .  Information about evacuation levels and preparedness is available at www.rvem.org.

A downloadable map of the evacuation area is included with this release.  Evacuation zones have also be added to the interactive fire map: http://joco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=37b8a655d90f4f82ba35ba107a827840 .  Users are able to search for specific addresses on the interactive map. 

The Sugar Pine Fire is one of several fires managed by an incident management team under the collective name Sugar Pine.  For more information, visit the InciWeb fire page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5966/

The Miles fire is one of several fires that make up the South Umpqua Complex.  For more information, visit the InciWeb fire page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5940/ .

The Southwest Oregon Joint Information Center is continually updating information about all fires in the region at http://swojic.blogspot.com/ . Those with questions can call the public fire information number at (541) 474-5305.  Questions can also be asked via email at swofireinfo@gmail.com .

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