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Smoke Investigation

NEAR ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A large column of smoke can be seen for miles coming from the Evans Valley Area. The smoke can be seen billowing out from the area. The Evans Valley Fire Department confirmed their response.

The Bureau of Land Management says the column visible to the NNW of Medford is the Whisky Fire on the Umpqua National Forest. The Buckeye Fire is also in the same area.

In the Cow Creek area along the border between Josephine and Douglas County, there are two fires of 500+ acres. An ODF Type II incident management team has been called in to manage these two plus any additional work needed on approximately 40 other fires in the area.