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Wildfire evacuations still in place in smoky Southern Oregon

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GLENDALE, OR (KPTV) -

A group of wildfires known as the Douglas Complex has grown to 25,396 acres in Southern Oregon as firefighters deal with falling boulders and trees.

Evacuations and road closures remain in place near the town of Glendale, and the wildfire is only 5 percent contained.

Fire officials said homes, commercial timberland and important wildlife habitat are all at risk of being burned, but so far, no homes have been damaged.

There have been two minor injuries and two outbuildings destroyed.

In Josephine County, about 30 homes are being threatened in the Grave Creek, Poorman Creek and Lower Wolf Creek areas.

The fire there is expected to burn actively Wednesday afternoon when temperatures increase and winds start.

Officials said Glendale will continue to see more smoke in the area.

A public meeting is planned in Wolf Creek for Thursday night, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m. at the Community Center.

Officials have posted the following evacuation and closure information so far:

  • Cow Creek Road from Riddle into the fire area and from Glendale into the fire has been closed. The public is asked to honor the road blocks and not interfere with firefighters working in the area.
  • Evacuations have been ordered for McCullough Creek Road, Reuben Road and Mt. Reuben Road in Douglas County, and Poorman Creek Road, Lower Grave Creek, Grave Creek and Lower Wolf Creek in Josephine County.
  • An additional 365 residences are considered threatened. This means evacuations could be necessary at some point in the future.

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