Graves Creek Road Evacuations Reduced to Level 1
Update 7/25/18 at 2:40 p.m.: Following the recommendation of fire officials, the evacuation level on Graves Creek Road, north of Ditch Creek, has been reduced from Level 3 (Go) to Level 2 (Be Set).
If residents in this area have registered for Citizen Alert since the original evacuation, they will receive a notification at some time today.
No other evacuation levels for the Grave or Pleasant fires have changed.
For information about evacuation levels and other preparedness information, go to www.rvem.org .
Information related to the Garner Complex fires can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5935/ .
Update, 7/20/18 at 4:40 p.m.: Due to increased fire behavior, the Graves Creek Road area previously designated as a Level 2 (Be Set) evacuation has been upgraded to a Level 3 (Go). Residents should leave the area immediately. Others should avoid the area to make room for emergency vehicles.
Deputies are en route to make evacuation notifications in person. Fire and law enforcement officials are working together to determine the need for new evacuation zones in the adjacent areas. In the meantime, residents should remain vigilant and prepare to leave at a moment's notice.
Those who have not registered for Citizen Alert should do so as soon as possible. Go to www.jacksoncounty.org/alert to sign up.
For more information on evacuation levels and preparedness, go to www.rvem.org.
Original release, 7/20/18 at 8:14 a.m
JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. - Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputies made evacuation notices overnight for residents near the Grave #3 fire burning in northwestern Jackson County. This remote area is near the Josephine and Douglas county lines. The Grave #3 fire is part of the Garner Complex, which also includes the Pleasant Creek fire.
Level 2 (BE SET) evacuations were issued for homes on Graves Creek Road, north of Ditch Creek. Seven addresses are affected.
Overnight, deputies hand-delivered evacuation notices to all residents in the affected area. Residents closest to the fire had already left their homes. Because the area is isolated and communications are limited, deputies urge nearby residents to be alert to changes in fire behavior, and to leave if they don't feel comfortable.
No addresses in this evacuation zone have phone numbers or email addresses registered with the Jackson County Emergency Management Citizen Alert program, so no alerts have been sent. To sign up for Citizen Alert, visit www.jacksoncounty.org/alert.
More information about evacuation levels and preparedness can be found at http://www.rvem.org/.
For more information on the Garner Complex, go to the local Oregon Department of Forestry Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ODFSouthwest or to the incident management website at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5935/. The public information phone number for the Garner Complex is 541-474-3152.