Krauss Lane Fire

The Krauss Lane Fire is currently a fire burning near Cave Junction. The fire originated on the south side of the river in Cave Junction. The fire has recently jumped the river and has grown to 25 acres in size.  Josephine County Emergency Services and Oregon Department of Forestry have issued a Level 3 “GO NOW” evacuation order for all Patton Bar Road, Ken Rose, Ivy Road, Logan Cut, Simmons Cuts Road, Mesa Verde, Fernwood, and White Oak residents in Cave Junction. All residents are urged to evacuate immediately. There may be no time for further warning.

There are currently four air tankers, three dozers, 35 engines, four hand crews, two water tenders and multiple Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3 aircraft on scene.

A LEVEL 3 evacuation means that you need to LEAVE IMMEDIATELY! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.

There is an information line set up Illinois Valley, you can reach it at 541-592-2225.