Josephine County Fire Evac and Road Block Press Release – 7-22-18

INCIDENT: Current Fire Evac Levels and Road Blocks in Josephine County
INCIDENT DATE AND TIME: 7/22/18 @ 10:00 pm
Current evacuation levels:
 Level 3 – West Pickett Creek Road
 Level 3 – Upper end of Shan Creek Road
 Level 3 – Upper end of Limpy creek Road
 Level 3 – Oak Flat community at the end of Illinois River Road
 Level 2 – Lower end of Shan Creek Road
 Level 2 – Lower end of Limpy Creek Road
 Level 2 – Pickett Creek Road, including secondary roads
 Level 2 – Dutcher Creek Road, including secondary roads
 Level 1 – Riverbanks Road between Limpy Creek Road and Pickett Creek Road including all secondary roads and streets
Due to the Taylor Creek wildfire, road blocks have been established to prevent non-essential vehicle traffic from interfering with residents attempting to evacuate and emergency services vehicles engaged in firefighting activities.
Current road block locations:
 West Pickett Creek Rd at Pickett Creek Rd
 Shan Creek Rd at Riverbanks Rd
 Limpy Creek Rd at Riverbanks Rd
 Riverbanks Rd at US Hwy 199
 Lower River Rd at Robertson Bridge Rd
We would like to ask non-residents of Riverbanks Rd, including secondary streets and drives off of Riverbanks Rd, to please avoid the area. We would also like to remind residents of the area to carry proof of residence to re-enter the area if they leave and return. Proof of residence includes a driver’s license, utility bill with address, photo ID, etc.
If you have not signed up for Josephine County Citizen Alert, Josephine County’s emergency notification system, you can sign up on line at www.rvem.org.
The Red Cross evacuation shelter remains active at Grants Pass High School, 830 NE 9th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526.
The Fire Information Center can be reached at 541-474-5305 and is staffed from 8:00am to 8:00pm each day.
An animal evacuation center is currently being set up and will be open tomorrow at 10:00am. More information will be released separately about these details tomorrow morning.
These evacuation notices are based on fire activity from the Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires in Josephine County.