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  • UPDATED: More evacuations called for as wildfires continue to burn

  • Updated 3:05 p.m.: All residents of Lower Grave Creek Road, south of Leland Road, have been told to evacuate, fire officials said this afternoon.
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  • Updated 3:05 p.m.: All residents of Lower Grave Creek Road, south of Leland Road, have been told to evacuate, fire officials said this afternoon.
    Only residents and emergency vehicles are allowed on Lower Wolf Creek from Lower Grave Creek Road north to the town of Wolf Creek, as a "Level 2" evacuation notice has been issued for that rural neighborhood.
    A Red Cross shelter has been set up at the Josephine County Fairgrounds for people under evacuation orders.
    7:10 a.m.: Authorities are calling for more evacuations in the area of a complex of wildfires burning in southwest Oregon near the city of Glendale.
    The officials say residents of eight homes on Poorman Creek Road should leave because of the dangers posed by the 21-square-mile fire complex.
    Those homes are in addition to 45 residences that had already been evacuated. Also, some other residents have been told to prepare for a possible evacuation.
    Fire spokesman Rich Hoover says the Douglas County Complex of fires threatens about 300 homes.
    About 750 people are fighting the fires. No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged.
    The Douglas Complex of fires started Friday after 54 blazes were ignited by lightning. Some of the fires since joined together, and they have combined to scorch about 13,400 acres.
    Most of the fires are in the Cow Creek Canyon west of Glendale.
    — The Associated Press
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