Level 3 Evacuation Re-Issued as Archie Creek Fire Activity Increases
Fire managers on the Archie Creek fire in Douglas County say activity picked up Wednesday evening along the southeastern portion of the fire, resulting in increased evacuation orders.
On Wednesday evening, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office re-issued the Level 3- “Go Now!”- evacuation notices for residents on Little River Road between New Bridge Road and the end of Little River Road including all side roads between these two points. In the Little River area, the fire was most active near E-Mile creek. The road is closed at Little River Road and New Bridge Road.
Thick smoke grounded air resources again on Wednesday. Strong westerly winds are forecast for the area today which has the potential increase the fire activity along the southern and eastern flanks of the fire. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop late Thursday afternoon which should help thin the smoke.
As of Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Archie Creek Fire had burned 128,020 acres and was estimated to be 20% contained. 1,029 personnel have been assigned to the fire which is burning on lands owned by the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, State of Oregon, as well as privately-owned land.
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