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Immediate Fire Evacuations

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine Co. Emergency Services: Level 3 evacuation  (immediate) from Grave Creek Bridge to Leland Rd. on Lower Grave Creek Rd. (and all roads off of) Road closures at Grave Creek Bridge, Leland/Lower Grave/Lower Wolf, and Lower Wolf at Wolf Creek.  We have a crew at the scene and will have more information as soon as possible.

Citizens can evacuate to Glendale Elementary School.  Red Cross has a shelter set up there at 100 Pacific Avenue in Glendale.  For more information, call Red Cross at 888-680-1455.

Also, folks can evacuate to the Josephine County Fairgrounds.

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  1. michelle hayes says:

    Where/what can I do to help the people that are displaced! Is there any thing that needs to be donated?

    1. KDRV Staff says:

      Michelle, you can call the American Red Cross Southern Oregon Chapter for more information. Their phone number is 541-779-3773.

  2. Helene Hayes says:

    Any update on the fire in Selma area? We are east of Murphy on Williams Hwy and smoke is very dense and getting worse.

    1. NewsWatch 12 Staff says:

      We have a crew at the scene and will have an official update at 5 p.m. tonight on NewsWatch 12. In the meantime, the last update is from 1:32 p.m. and has the fire listed at 1,050 acres with more than 400 firefighters working the scene.

  3. illeanna petralli says:

    its getting really bad in tunnel loop road. do you think we are going to have to leave?

    1. NewsWatch 12 Staff says:

      For specific questions about evacuation possibilities, you can call the Joint Information Center at 541-471-6620. They are available to answer any questions about the fires in southern Oregon.

  4. cindi says:

    Is anyone checking the residents up those roads to make sure no one is trapped? I know some families up Wolf creek road east of the freeway who may not yet have evacuated

    1. NewsWatch 12 Staff says:

      Fire crews are aware of even the most rural homes and are specifically working structure protection. Any homes within the evacuation order have been notified multiple ways. Of the more than 400 homes put on notice of a possible evacuation order, they also have been notified by reverse phone and door knocks. Life and structure protection are the top priorities for crews.

  5. Debbie says:

    My mother Patty Tonn and her husband have been evacuated from there home in Glendale.

  6. Nikki says:

    I live in Rogue River and I just want to know if we are going to be added to the evacuation list, because the air quality here is terrible and I have a 2 yr old which makes me worry.

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