Fire near Eagle Point prompts Level 3 evacuation warnings

EAGLE POINT, Ore. – A new fire is burning east of Eagle Point. The Oregon Department of Forestry is calling it the South Obenchain Fire. It was detected around 1:50 Tuesday afternoon.

It’s roughly 1,700 acres according to ODF’s Southwest Oregon District.

Currently, there are level two evacuation notices on Highway 62 from Eagle Point to Shady Cove.

Level 3 evacuation notices have been issued to people who live closest to the fire.

Interactive evacuation level map (please note, it may take some time for all of the map layers to load):
This includes evacuations for both the Glendower/Almeda fire and the Obenchain fire burning near Eagle Point.

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