UPDATE: According to ODF Southwest, firefighters from their office, Illinois Valley Fire District, Rural Metro Fire, Applegate Valley Fire District, Rogue River Fire District, and Oregon State Police are on scene of an estimated 15 acre fire along Highway-199 near Milepost 23.
Highway-199 is currently closed to traffic as firefighters conduct an aggressive initial attack.
ODFSW says that multiple engines, crews, and aircraft are currently on scene, including 3 helicopters, an air attack platform, 2 single engine air tankers and large air tankers 103 and 137.
Because of fire conditions in the area, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office has issued a Level 1 'BE READY' Evacuation Order to people living on Wild Park Lane and Terrell Way.
Rogue Valley Wildland Task Force 2 has been ordered and is en-route. No structures are being threatened at this time.
(UPDATED: 7/24/21 8:50 P.M.)
SELMA, Ore--A new fire has been discovered between Selma and Kerby near Gold Canyon Dr. (Sisses Gap).
According to the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Public Information Officer, Natalie Weber, there are multiple fires along Highway 199 near mile-marker 23.
Weber says that they are ordering an 'abundance' of aircraft to the scene to try and put out the fires as quickly as possible. She says that there are some concerns as the area that the fire is burning in is in some 'tricky' terrain and there are breezy conditions in the area.
Rural Metro Fire says that they are in en-route to assist the Illinois Valley Fire District and ODF.
Redwood Hwy is reported to have been shut down. If headed that way consider detour via Reeves Creek Rd.