Sat. Dec 15th, 2018

Hugo Road Fire AM Update 09/05/18

Quick Facts: 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: 67% Current Situation: Firefighters have now mopped up 200 feet from the Hugo Road Fire’s perimeter and are continuing to boost the containment percentage – reaching 67 percent this morning.
Some community members impacted by the fire have started returning home as evacuation levels were downgraded on several portions of the fire yesterday evening. Today, firefighters from several agencies will continue to expand the mop up footprint with the goal being 300 feet over the next 24 hours. Every single crewmember is working diligently to secure all aspects of the fire in order to ensure that everyone has a safe return home over the upcoming days when additional evacuation levels are reduced. We ask that residence continue to use caution while traveling through the area as engines, crews, water tenders, and dozers will be continuing work at all hours of the day. Thank you again for your support. 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: 10 Water Tenders: 4 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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