[UPDATE 8:57p.m.] As of 8:45p.m Monday, level one evacuation advisories remain for the area surrounding the Onion Mountain Fire. Fire officials said there is a scam going around where people claim mandatory evacuations are in effect. They said no homes are being evacuated right now. The only advisories in place are the ones listed below.
[UPDATE 1:16 P.M] There is a new evacuation advisory in the area near the Onion Mountain Fire. All of Limpy Creek Rd. system from Riverbanks Rd. to the west is now being added to the list. This is in addition to the ones listed below.
GRANTS PASS, Ore.– The Onion Mountain Fire burning near Grants Pass, West of the Onion Mountain Lookout, tripled overnight. It is now burning 1,954 acres. The fire was first reported Saturday Morning at about 20 acres. By Sunday night it was around 500.
A fire camp is being set up at the Sprague Seed Orchard in Merlin. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office has also called level one evacuations for areas near the fire.
1. The entire Pickett Creek area, including Pickett Creek Rd, West Pickett Creek Rd and all roads off of those. Everything North of the Robertson Bridge on the West side of the Rogue River.
2. All of the Shan Creek Rd. system from Riverbanks Rd. to the west.
3. Riverbanks Rd. from Limpy Creek Rd. to the Robertson Bridge.
4. All of Taylor Creek Rd. (FS25 Rd) road system from Galice Road, including connection to the 2509 Road that enters Hwy. 199 at the top of Hayes Hill.
Rural Metro Fire said it’s helping the incident management team with the fight. Fire officials said they are working on providing protection to homes and buildings throughout the area.
There’s no word on a cause for the fire at this point. It is also at zero percent containment.