(UPDATE: 12:56PM) — As of noon Wednesday, July 30, the Level 1 evacuation for Wildpark Lane is cancelled.
CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry, Illinois Valley Fire and Rural Metro are battling flames in the Reeves Creek Fire, and trying to keep it from spreading past it’s current 230 acres. Several helicopters dipped into Lake Selmac, dumping water on the flames. Fire crews say the fire is burning in a bowl-like area between highway 199 and Reeves Creek Road. The few hand crews which are on this fire have gained 90 percent containment.
Fire crews are making progress on the Reeves Creek Fire but remain cautious as they work towards containment.
On Tuesday night, fire officials asked residents living near the fire to be cautious as well, issuing a level one evacuation on a Wild Park Lane, and residents say they will be ready to go if they need to be.