Southern Oregon Wildfire Update

Aug 22, 2014

UPDATED | Friday 9/22 10:16 a.m.

An evacuation advisory in the Applegate has been lifted by fire officials, who say significant progress has been made fighting the Old Blue Mountain Fire burning three miles from Applegate between the towns of Gold Hill & Rogue River. A roadblock on Foots Creek Road was also removed on Thursday.

The 99 acre fire is the largest of eight fires sparked by lightning Monday evening in Jackson and Josephine counties. 

Oregon Department of Forestry spokesperson Brian Ballous says firefighters have made "excellent progress" on the Old Blue Mountain Fire, reaching 75% containment by Thursday.