Thursday, August 14, 2014

Evacuation Alert Lifted in Rogue River Drive Area

[ Update 10:45 a.m. ] The size of the Rogue River Drive Fire has been revised to 492 acres.

The Level 1 evacuation alert for residences near to the Rogue River Drive Fire was removed this morning. However, the roadblocks on Rogue River Drive remain in place today due to heavy equipment traffic on the road. Water tenders are lumbering between the boat ramp at Takelma County Park and access roads to the fire, and bulldozers are being loaded (or unloaded) along the edge of the road. Traffic in the area is restricted to local residents and fire personnel.

The Rogue River Drive Fire is 45 percent contained and firefighters are mopping up hot spots within 250 feet of the fire line.