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News Release
Slater Fire Evacuation Status - 09/12/20

Update: September 12, 2020

The following evacuation orders are in place,

Level 3 “Go”:  Redwood Highway from Brown Road in O’Brien South to the California border including any side roads from Redwood Highway, Dick George Road including all roads connecting to Dick George Road, from the Intersection of Holland Loop, Takilma Road to the 6000 block of Holland Loop, all of Takilma, all areas within the Oregon Caves National Park and the Tartar Gulch area.

Level 2 “Be Set”:  All areas South of the Kerby city limits from Hanby Lane South to the 37000 block of Redwood Highway and Caves Hwy East of Holland Loop to the Oregon Caves    

Level 1 “Be Ready”:  Everything from Hayes Hill South to Cave Junction.  

For a map showing evacuation levels please visit the Josephine County Emergency Management page,

Your Sheriff’s Office is working with fire personnel to continually assess fire growth and the need for further evacuations if necessary. If updates are available, they will be sent as soon as possible. 

The Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass, is a temporary evacuation point.

We ask that citizens who have been evacuated stay away from the area to allow fire crews to focus on monitoring the fire.  Additionally, due to the heavy smoke the visibility on the roads is low.  Please be cautious while driving in the smoke and use your headlights.

Josephine County Citizen’s Alert will send notifications to citizens who are affected by evacuations.  If you are not signed up you can sign up at,


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