SELMA, Ore. — The Reeves Creek Fire burning near Lake Selmac in Josephine County is now causing a concern for additional homes in that area.
In addition to Reeves Creek Rd. remaining closed, due to potential fire behavior from the Reeves Creek Rd. Fire, a Level 1 Evacuation of residents on Wild Park Ln.(off Hwy 199) has been requested.
That means people should “be ready” for potential evacuation. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of anyone with special needs, mobile property, and livestock.
If conditions worsen, emergency personnel will contact affected residents directly.
The fire is burning 230 acres right now and is 20 percent contained. Fire lines have been established around 70 percent of the fire.
The fire was reported at 6:38 p.m. Monday night. The cause is being investigated.
Seven homes are in or on the edge of the fire’s footprint, but none have burned.
Dozens of other homes are located near the fire. The structures are being protected by firefighters from Illinois Valley Fire Dept., Rural-Metro Fire Dept., Grants Pass Fire-Rescue, and a task force from Jackson County fire districts.
Six fire suppression crews, five wildland fire suppression engines, two bulldozers and three helicopters will be used to fight the fire today. An air tanker is also available.