MERLIN, Ore. -- Crews are back burning very close to the Rogue River to keep their fire line secure. Bob and Sharon Misfeldt watched the crews and helicopters work near the Hellgate Bridge today.
"We live on Pickett Creek and the fire is about a mile behind us. The last few days it's been pretty stable and we're finally starting to relax a little bit, feel a little more at ease," Bob Misfeldt said.
The road is closed just before that bridge. Many driving by stopped to watch the fire and the crews as well. The Misfeldt’s said living in a level 3 or go evacuation zone is everything but easy.
"It's very nerve racking. You worry about your house a lot. You worry about your pets. Your things. You worry about your neighbors, the fire crews, just everything," Bob Misfeldt said.
The couple added watching the crews and the helicopters bring them some peace of mind.
“You would think it would be scary to see that but it's actually very reassuring to see the helicopters working, the crews working, knowing this is a backburn and it's going to help,” said Bob Misfeldt.
Click here for a full list of evacuation orders.
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