NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Onion Mountain Fire is holding steady at 4,077 acres at 20 percent contained. Fire crews said the fire is 100 percent lined, but with more hot dry weather ahead, they are not ruling out the chance the fire spreading again.
At 6 a.m. on Friday the Level One Evacuation notice will be lifted the Limpy Creek road system and all roads west of Robinson Bridge.
The following areas are still under a level one evacuation advisory:
- The entire Pickett Creek area, including Pickett Creek Road, west Pickett Creek Road and all roads off of those. Everything north of the Robertson Bridge on the west side of the Rogue River
- All of the Shan Creek Road system from Riverbanks Road to the west
- All of Taylor Creek Road (FS25 Rd) road system from Galice Road, including connection to the 2509 Road that enters U.S. 199 at the top of Hayes Hill
- Galice Creek Road from Galice Road to Soldier Camp
Fire experts said the onion mountain fire shares several similarities with the boles fire.
“Both burned extremely erratic with rapid fire growth, but in this case this fire was not close to any homes, the fire in Weed was so close to the populated area it took the homes,” said Link Smith, Agency Administrator on the Onion Mountain Fire.
Smith said if the fire does get any closer to homes, it could do the same amount of damage.