SOUTHERN OREGON **INFORMATION ONLY
Rum Creek Fire Update 6 AM 8/29/22 (Josephine County)
As of this morning the fire was estimated to be 10,709 acres with 1% containment. This new acreage information is based off what was mapped with using infrared cameras overnight. The flight late last night was able to get a much better look at the fire, given the lack of cloud cover. The mapped fire perimeter and hot spots are shared on the maps below. The fire remains most active on the southern flank as this is where the winds have been carrying the fire over the last few days. Other areas of fire activity exist on both the west and east sides of the fire.
From InciWeb: “Fire is firmly established on both sides of Rogue River. Fire has progressed upriver to Galice, East to Stratton Creek, and approximately 2 miles uphill and west of the Rogue River towards Mount Peavine. Steep slopes are allowing for fast uphill runs with rollout, flanking and spotting up to 2 miles down range. Fire has not crossed the Rogue River to North below the Grave Creek Bridge. Fire behavior is expected to be similar for next 5 to 7 operational periods.”
Evacuations: Josephine County Sheriff’s office has issued several evacuation orders and notifications, however, no new evacuations have been ordered since Sunday evening. For the most current information and resources, go to https://www.facebook.com/josephinecountyEM or Josephine County Incident Information (rvem.org).
River status: The Rogue River is closed to boating from Hog Creek downstream, including Russian Creek and the wild section of the river. Recreational boaters will not be able to put in or take out starting at the Hog Creek Boat Ramp downstream to Grave Creek. Robertson Bridge County Park is the furthest downstream recreational river take-out. At this time, Bear Camp Road remains open.
Closures: Recreation sites along the Rogue River from Hog Creek to Russian Creek are closed. Josephine County Parks that are currently closed include Hog Creek County Park, Indian Mary Park and Campground, Ennis Riffle County Park, and Almeda County Park and Campground. BLM recreation sites that are currently closed include Hog Creek, Hellgate Overlook, Stratton Creek, Rainbow, Carpenter Island, Rocky Bar, Robert Dean, Chair, Rand, Smullin Visitor Center, Argo, and Grave Creek. Additional public lands closures exist around the Rum Creek Fire.
For updated fire information and evacuation levels please visit this site: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8348/