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Hugo Road Fire
Hugo Road Fire
Hugo Road Fire Update September 3, 2018 7:30 PM (Photo) - 09/03/18

A force of over 200 firefighters have lined the entirety of the Hugo Road Fire’s perimeter, boosting containment to 30 percent. While gusty winds are still causing minor flare-ups throughout the footprint of the fire, crews are gridding the landscape in order to keep the fire in check. The fire, burning on private lands approximately ten miles north-northwest of Grants Pass in the community of Hugo has been mapped at 199 acres in size. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

 

Goals accomplished today include completing and securing the perimeter control line, mopping up 100 feet in and around structures, mopping up 100 feet from all impacted roadways, and completing a thorough structure assessment for the Hugo Road Fire.

 

Tonight, night shift will continue mopping up from the exterior of the fire’s perimeter moving inward, as well as around structures. While smoke may be present, please know this is a part of the mop up process as crews are turning over hot stumps, removing hazard trees, and exposing hidden fire.

 

Due to significant progress and improved fire conditions, tomorrow resources from the Office of the State Fire Marshal will begin their journey home. Structure crews will demobilize in waves, in order to allow local resources to transition into place. It is important to note that while the extra capacity of firefighters will be returning to their respective homes, both local structure and wildland crews will remain present to continue mopping up over the coming days.

Attached Media Files: Hugo Road Fire
Hugo Road Fire Declared a Conflagration - 09/03/18

Governor Kate Brown has declared the Hugo Road Fire, burning near Grants Pass, a conflagration just before midnight on September 2, 2018. The declaration cleared the way for the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.

 

The Office of State Marshal’s Red Incident Management Team and four structural task forces from Marion, Lane, Linn, and Klamath will arrived today and began working to protect structures.

 

A Level 3 evacuation was put in place for  Oxyoke Road from Three Pines Road to Hugo Road, Hugo Road from Oxyoke Road to Three Pines Road, Three Pines Road from Hugo Road to Oxyoke Road, Monterico and all secondary roads off of Monterico, Hitching Post Road, Hasis Road, Trevor Lane, Dakota Lane, Templin Avenue, and Wilson LaneOxyoke Road from Three Pines Road to Hugo Road, Hugo Road from Oxyoke Road to Three Pines Road, Three Pines Road from Hugo Road to Oxyoke Road, Monterico and all secondary roads off of Monterico, Hitching Post Road, Hasis Road, Trevor Lane, Dakota Lane, Templin Avenue and Wilson Lane

 

A Level 2 evacuation was issued for Three Pines Road to Monument Drive, and Monument Drive to the Interstate 5 at Milepost 66 interchange.

 

Oregon’s conflagration may be invoked only by the Governor and allows the State Fire Marshal to dispatch structural firefighters and equipment.  

 

More information on evacuations is available at Josephine County Emergency Management page and Josephine County Sheriff's Office Facebook:

https://www.co.josephine.or.us/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=138

https://www.facebook.com/jcsosheriff/

Members of the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal can be seen standing at the base of the hill protecting the home.
Members of the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal can be seen standing at the base of the hill protecting the home.
Ramsey Canyon Fire Update August 26, 2018 8:30 AM (Photo) - 08/26/18

[Sams Valley] Over the last 36 hours, firefighters have been able to capitalize on the cooler weather and have gained excellent progress in securing containment lines.  On the east side of the fire, mop up operations built upon containment lines that have now held for several days.  There were a couple of spot fires caught outside of those containment lines yesterday, but those were holdover spots from previous days that were discovered by air resources and were quickly contained by firefighters on the ground.

 

The southern and western containment lines are holding well along Ramsey Canyon Road.  Burnout operations and mop up behind homes along East Evans Creek Road have been so successful that fire officials have decided to demobilize some of the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal structure protection task forces this morning.  If progress continues as planned, the remainder of structure protection task forces are anticipated to be released from the fire on Monday morning.  Homeowners will remain protected by local resources, and structure protection task forces can once again be mobilized if the need arises. 

 

With the exception of an outbuilding destroyed during the first evening, no other structures have been destroyed or lost.

 

Acres: 1,971    Containment: 25%