Mon. Oct 22nd, 2018

Hugo Road Fire PM Update 09/04/18

QuickFacts:
Incident Start Date: 09/02/2018
Incident Start Time: Approx. 7:15 p.m.
Incident Type: Wildfire
Cause: Under Investigation
Incident Location: Hugo, which is roughly ten miles north-northwest of Grants Pass in Josephine County, Oregon
Land Threat: Private
Command Agency: ODF
Fire Size: 199 acres
Containment: 60%

Current Situation:

Excellent progress was made today on the Hugo Road Fire; crews were able to hold control lines, and contain 60 percent of the fire. Mop up operations have extended 150 feet past the perimeter. Tonight, crews will work to extend that to 200 feet inside the fire lines.

While some resources are being pulled from the lines, firefighters will bring in infrared tools to help detect heat overnight. The soil in those areas will then be turned over and cooled off.

Residents are continuing to return home tonight. Some evacuation notices have been lifted or changed by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office (please see below).

Our partners at the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal have also returned home. ODF would like to thank all of our partner agencies and crews who came in to help us tackle this fire in a short window. Full containment, along with the safety of our firefighters and the public remain our top priorities.

Evacuations:

Per Josephine County Sheriff’s Office:
Due to progress made by firefighters on the Hugo Road Fire the following changes are being made to the current evacuation levels:
Level 3 “GO” notice:
7351, 7396, 7511, 7600, 7637, 7695, 7700, 7719 and 7720 Hugo Rd, 910, 1234, 1270, 1280 and 1291 Oxyoke Rd, 525, 900, 905, 912, and 920 Templin Ave, 398 and 540 Wilson Ln

Level 2 “BE SET” notice:
7007, 7151, 7222, 7226, 7230, 7251, 7310 and 7400 Hugo Rd, 225, 255, 345 and 401 Keeta Way, 326, 366, 380, 470 and 490 Monterico Rd, 350, 450, 500, 543, 571, 572, 575, 585, 620, 635, 680, 747, 750, 780, 785, 795, 809, 830, 848, 887, 925, 959, 1360, 1361, 1372, 1380, 1388, 1390, 1395, 1471, 1497 and 1525 Oxyoke Rd, 449, 465, 500, 570, 606 and 630 Templin Ave, 1129 Three Pine Rd, 225 Trevor Way, 291, 350, 370, 381, 401 and 453 Wilson Ln

Areas outside of the above describe streets and addresses are being downgraded to a Level 1 “BE READY.” Level 1’s will remain in effect until the end of the fire season.

For additional information regarding information, please contact the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, or follow the Josephine County Emergency Management Facebook page.

Assigned Resources:
Engines: 19
Water Tenders: 9
Helicopters: As needed
Hand Crews: 8
Dozers: 4
Total Personnel: 211
Air Tankers: As needed

Cooperating Agencies:
ODF Southwest Oregon District, Rural Metro Fire – Josephine County, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Josephine County Emergency Management, Josephine County Sheriff’s Office.

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