Evacuation alert eases, Shady Cove residents can return
Nearly all of the residents of Shady Cove and Trail can return to their homes after Jackson County eased the evacuation level for some areas threatened by the South Obenchain fire Monday evening.
The evacuation level was reduced from Level 3 “Go” to Level 2 “Be Set” for nearly all of Shady Cove and Trail. Those residents can return, but they should remain alert and able to leave again at a moment’s notice.
Areas moved to the Level 2 “Be Set” level include property accessed by Brophy, Ball, Reese Creek and Worthington roads; all properties on Crowfoot Road, one mile north of Butte Falls Highway to Highway 62; areas south of Highway 140 and north of Brownsboro; Butte Falls Highway from Highway 62 to Reese Creek Road and all of Highway 62.
Other areas have been reduced from Level 2 “Be Set” to Level 1 “Be Ready.” They are the areas directly southwest, west and north of Shady Cove and the properties accessing both sides of Highway 62 between Trail and Casey State Park.
Butte Falls remains at the Level 3 “Go” evacuation level. The east edge of Shady Cove is bordered by a “Go” evacuation zone.
The northern edge of Eagle Point is bordered by a Level 2 “Be Set” evacuation zone.
The South Obenchain fire has burned more than 32,000 acres in northern Jackson County. It stretches from south of Butte Falls to south of Shady Cove.
To view a map of current evacuation zones, visit jacksoncounty.org/evacuation.
For more information about evacuation levels, visit the Jackson County Emergency Management Facebook page at facebook.com/jacksoncountyoregonem.