Some evacuation levels downgraded near the Klondike Fire

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Some residents who were told to evacuate due to the Klondike Fire in Josephine County are being notified it’s safe to return.

On August 22 at 1:00 p.m., the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office said the Level 3 (go) status was downgraded to a Level 2 (be set) for residences above milepost 2.5 on Illinois River Road up to, and including, McCaleb Ranch.

The section from McCaleb Ranch through Oak Flat will remain at Level 3.

An interactive map of current evacuation levels is available at

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