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Crews Holding Hugo Road Fire at 199 Acres, Homes Destroyed

The Oregon Department of Forestry says firefighters are working hard to slow the Hugo Road Fire.

Posted: Sep 4, 2018 2:11 PM

HUGO, Ore. — Though flames from the Hugo Road Fire have destroyed two homes since the fire flared to life on Sunday evening, fire crews are now beginning to claim the upper hand—raising containment of the 199-acre fire to 45 percent, according to a Tuesday morning update from the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).

Overnight, ODF says that firefighters were able to complete mop-up of 100 feet from the perimeter control line, around threatened structures, and from the edge of roadways. Crews also restored power to homes that had lost it due to the flames.

ODF says that they plan to extend that mop-up area to at least 200 feet so that afternoon wind gusts don't cause the fire to overwhelm control lines.

Meanwhile, crews from the Oregon State Fire Marshal's (OSFM) office are planning to head home by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

"Community members can expect to see out-of-area engines departing the fire throughout the day and local engines entering to assist with the transition," said ODF in their morning update.

Governor Kate Brown declared the Hugo Road Fire a "conflagration" early Monday morning, which allowed crews from OSFM to come in and assist local firefighters in preparing homes against the flames. Four structural task forces from Marion, Lane, Linn and Klamath counties also joined the firefight.

"When life and property are at risk, we as a state must do everything we can to support firefighters and the communities they protect," said Governor Brown. "While Labor Day usually marks the end of summer in Oregon, it doesn't bring an end to wildfire season."

In spite of that quick declaration, ODF has confirmed that at least two homes and 13 outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire, with three homes and two outbuildings damaged. 265 structures remain under threat.

Although ODF indicates that evacuation levels could drop for the Hugo area later in the day, on Monday morning those evacuation orders remain in effect:

Level 3 “GO”  -

Oxyoke Road from Three Pines Road to Hugo Road, Hugo Road from Oxyoke Road to Three Pines Road, Three Pines Road from Hugo Road to Oxyoke Road, Monterico and all secondary roads off of Monterico, Hitching Post Road, Hasis Road, Trevor Lane, Dakota Lane, Templin Avenue and Wilson Lane.

A Level 2 “BE SET” -

Three Pines Road to Monument Drive. Monument Drive to the Interstate 5 at Milepost 66 interchange.

A shelter has been established for people and animals at the Josephine County Fairgrounds. Anyone needing assistance can call Southern Oregon Emergency Aide at 541-226-1124.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 394569

Reported Deaths: 5243
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Multnomah60720847
Washington42359405
Marion40153516
Clackamas33040387
Lane30428361
Jackson25105363
Deschutes23795189
Umatilla15144184
Linn14859183
Douglas13523293
Josephine10278247
Yamhill9840143
Klamath9112149
Polk8325102
Benton615338
Malheur593292
Coos5768109
Columbia438056
Jefferson424366
Lincoln365852
Crook343057
Union340756
Wasco318646
Clatsop263635
Baker221833
Tillamook218046
Hood River216537
Morrow197825
Curry193939
Harney121333
Grant109116
Lake105617
Wallowa76313
Sherman1933
Gilliam1854
Wheeler1141
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California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 5107717

Reported Deaths: 74800
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles153472027244
San Diego4091824350
Riverside3892365381
San Bernardino3762805983
Orange3352965756
Sacramento1690952452
Kern1582701828
Fresno1574692270
Santa Clara1528571928
Alameda1256281512
San Joaquin1080791835
Ventura1043091192
Contra Costa1042181056
Stanislaus919641429
Tulare867391100
San Francisco57141674
San Mateo56585631
Monterey52842626
Solano47828360
Santa Barbara47523555
Merced45309671
Sonoma43349414
Placer42458473
Imperial38932776
Kings35370367
San Luis Obispo31667360
Madera26388311
Shasta26221461
Butte25608318
Santa Cruz22402224
Yolo21722261
Marin18587249
El Dorado18448168
Sutter14646186
Napa13446106
Yuba1079891
Tehama10316131
Humboldt10294119
Nevada10112105
Mendocino864999
Lassen797656
San Benito787979
Tuolumne778491
Lake7057113
Amador580067
Siskiyou479657
Glenn458536
Calaveras445788
Del Norte377942
Colusa328321
Inyo257346
Plumas19577
Mono19034
Mariposa162218
Trinity100717
Modoc7936
Sierra2190
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