Jackson County deputies issue evacuation notices on Graves Creek Road

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. - Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputies made evacuation notices overnight for residents near the Grave #3 fire burning in northwestern Jackson County.

This remote area is near the Josephine and Douglas county lines. The Grave #3 fire is part of the Garner Complex, which also includes the Pleasant Creek fire.

Level 2 (BE SET) evacuations were issued for homes on Graves Creek Road, north of Ditch Creek. Seven addresses are affected.

Overnight, deputies hand-delivered evacuation notices to all residents in the affected area. Residents closest to the fire had already left their homes. Because the area is isolated and communications are limited, deputies urge nearby residents to be alert to changes in fire behavior, and to leave if they don't feel comfortable.

No addresses in this evacuation zone have phone numbers or email addresses registered with the Jackson County Emergency Management Citizen Alert program, so no alerts have been sent. To sign up for Citizen Alert, visit www.jacksoncounty.org/alert.

More information about evacuation levels and preparedness can be found at http://www.rvem.org/.

For more information on the Garner Complex, go to the local Oregon Department of Forestry Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ODFSouthwest or to the incident management website at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5935/.

The public information phone number for the Garner Complex is 541-474-3152.

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