More Storms, More Fires

Photo: Lee Winslow, ODF


Klamath Falls, Ore.– Another evening ofstorms complete with lighting, moved through the Basin Thursday night. Between noon and 8pm Thursday, the Interagency Fire Center was monitoring or responding to 25 reports of possible wild fires.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a LEVEL THREE EVACUATION for all residents on Copco Road near Ashland.

This blaze has been named the OregonGulch Fire, and is burning at least 5,300 acres and growing rapidly in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Fire officials say tt was started by lightning.

A Level 3 evacuation is in effect for the 6000 block of Copco Rd headed South to Box D Ranch.

Level 3 Evacuation means residents need to leave. If you choose to ignore this evacuation, emergency responders may not be able to get to you.

Fall Creek Ranch, just south of the fire area, has been designated a safe zone for evacuees.

The Oregon Gulch Fire is centered at the 6000 block of Copco Rd., off of Highway 66 in Jackson County.