New Level 3 ‘Go’ evacuations for Slater Fire

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — New evacuations for the Slater Fire in the Illinois Valley are issued Sunday.

Josephine County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a Level 3 ‘Go’ for all residences on Beebee Drive, Kendall, Browntown, Holland Corner Road and all of Althouse Creek Road. The Holland Loop Store will remain open.

There is a Level 2 ‘Be Set’ notice for Cave Junction. This includes northern Cave Junction boundary areas of Waldamar Road, Hanby Lane and connecting streets as part of the existing Level 2 zone for Cave Junction city limits.

It’s now burned approximately 122,000 acres. There is potential for the nearby Devil Fire to merge with the Slater Fire burning to its west. The Devil Fire is approaching 4,000 acres in size. Both fires are currently 0% contained and the causes are still under investigation.

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