Today’s Fire Operations: Fire behavior is expected to be minimal today. It is likely to take at least two days of warm, dry conditions to enable fire crews to continue the burnout operations on the northeast and western flanks. Smoke may linger in the low lying areas.
Weather: There should be smoke and fog in low areas early today with the inversion lifting between noon and 2 pm. Expect mid and high level clouds with temperatures in the valley to peak at 80–85 degrees and no more than 73 on the ridges. Winds will be light.
Evacuations: A Level 2 evacuation is in place north of the Rogue River and south of the Marial Byway. Residents should be prepared to leave if asked. A Level 1 evacuation is in effect in the Galice area and west where hazards from the approaching fire may be severe. Residents should take precautionary measures to protect persons with special needs, pets, livestock, and mobile property.
· Grave Creek to Marial Back Country Byway, which includes Mt. Reuben Road (34-8-1 Road), 32-8-31 Road, a portion of the 32-8-9.2 Road, and the Marial Access Road (32-9-14.2).
· Bear Camp Road (BLM # 34-8-36 and Forest Service #23) is officially closed. See websites above for additional information. The National Guard is providing staffing at all road closure checkpoints.
· Burnt Ridge Road, Forest Service Road 2308, is closed from the junction with Forest Road 23 to the junction with Forest Road 33.
· Rogue River Trail from Grave Creek to Rogue River Ranch.