[UPDATE 2:00 p.m.] Anyone who was on a Level 3 evacuation is now on a Level 1 evacuation. Residents currently on this Level 1 evacuation notice are: 3,000 block of Rogue River Drive to the intersection of Rhodes Lane, Rhodes Lane, Kitty Lane, Osprey Drive, Greenleaf Drive, Colfax Way and Dry Creek Road.
[UPDATE 8:10 a.m.] Level 1 evacuations have been issued for all people living on Greenleaf Drive and Colfax Way. Evacuation levels set last night will continue to stay in place.
[UPDATE 8:25 p.m.] Level 3 evacuations have been issued to residents living on Dry Creek Road, which means people living there need to leave immediately, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Level 1 evacuation notices (be ready) have also been given for people living on Rogue River Drive between the 3000 block and the intersection of Kitty Lane. This also affects people living on Kitty Drive and Osprey Drive.
[UPDATE 7:20 p.m.] Winds caused fuels from the Rogue River Drive fire to blow over containment lines and create a new spot fire, Tuesday afternoon. Fire officials are estimating about 128 new acres burned as a result. This is on top of the 100 acres previously reported.
Air craft crews will drop fire retardant until dark. After that hand crews will remain through the night to re-create fire lines. There are four homes near the burn area, but fire officials said they are well defended. Fire crews are in those areas now making sure the homes remain safe.
[UPDATE 5:27 p.m.] Additional crews, helicopters, and air tankers are being called back out to the Rogue River Drive fire. Fire officials said gusty winds is causing the flames to grow over original containment lines.
SHADY COVE, Ore. — Fire crews are mopping up the Rogue River Drive Fire which burned about 100 acres last night into today. Containment lines have been built around the entire fire, but there’s no official word on containment percentage. Homes were threatened last night, but crews were positioned around them to protect them. Crews will keep their eye on the weather tonight to make sure the winds don’t cause the fire to flare back up or cause the fire to spot across the fire lines.