Friday, August 15, 2014

Rogue River Drive Roadblocks Removed

The 492-acre Rogue River Drive Fire is 50 percent contained and 344 firefighters are assigned to mop up hot spots today.
Crews and equipment assigned to the fire include:
  • 14 20-person crews
  • 15 engines
  • 9 water tenders
  • 3 bulldozers
The firefighters’ primary objective is to mop up (totally extinguish) hot spots within 250 feet of the fire line.

All evacuation alerts were lifted early yesterday, and the road closure on Rogue River Drive was removed today. Travelers on Rogue River Drive are cautioned to drive slowly and with care; water tenders, wildland fire engines and crews are using the road to move between a staging area at Takelma County Park and access roads to the fire.

Boaters may use the boat ramp at Takelma County Park, but be patient to launch because water tenders are filling from that site.

All members of the public are discouraged against driving up access roads to the fire. The roads are narrow and rugged, and big trucks will be going back and forth on these roads all day and all night.