Some evacuation levels near Taylor Creek Fire downgraded

Evacuation notices in the following article were effective as of August 9 at 1:00 p.m. Evacuation levels may have changed since this article was published. The latest information can be found via an interactive map available HERE or by calling the Joint Information Center at 541-474-5305

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Enough progress was made fighting the Taylor Creek Fire burning in Josephine County for some evacuation levels to be downgraded.

The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office said at 1:00 p.m. on August 9, Level 2 (be set) status was lowered to Level 1 (be ready) for residents from 6755 Galice Road to 11411 Galice Road and 600 Taylor Creek Road.

The Level 1 status will remain in effect until the end of fire season.

Other evacuation areas can be viewed via the Fire Response Map, available HERE

For further updates, citizens can sign up for the Josephine County emergency notification system at

The Fire Information Center can be reached between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 daily at 541-474-5305.

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