Residents Use Phone Tree For Evacuations

NEAR APPLEGATE, Ore. — The Old Blue Mountain Fire is forcing a level 1 evacuation alert for all homes on the left fork of Humbug Creek Rd., and addresses 2542 and above on the main fork of Humbug Creek Rd. When those advisories were issued were spread by community members using a local fire district … Continue reading »

Old Blue Mountain Fire Grows

NEAR APPLEGATE, Ore. — Old Blue Mountain Fire is now an estimated 99 acres. This is an increase from previous estimates of 60 and 80 acres. Fire officials say the increased estimate comes from better mapping of the fire. Tonight, the fire line is 85 percent complete, and the fire is currently 30 percent contained. … Continue reading »

Steep Terrain Challenging Firefighters

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – People living near another lightning-sparked wildfire have been told to be ready to leave if conditions worsen. The Old Blue Mountain Fire was sparked by lightning Monday night, about eight miles south of Rogue River. The fire has burned about 60 acres, and is 15 percent contained. Level 1 evacuation notices … Continue reading »

Level 1 Evacuations- Old Blue Mtn. Fire

NEAR APPLLEGATE, Ore. — A Level 1 evacuation alert is in effect for portions of Humbug Creek Rd. in Jackson County. The evacuation is for all homes on the left fork of Humbug Creek Rd., and addresses 2542 and above on the main fork of Humbug Creek Rd (the dirt portion). A roadblock is in place … Continue reading »