Josephine County is experiencing the effects of many wildfires burning throughout southern Oregon. This page is a clearinghouse of emergency resource information for people affected by the wildfires, and is updated daily.
See videos of official fire briefings and past community meetings.
For more information, contact the Southwest Oregon Joint Information Center at email@example.com or 541-474-5305.
Southern Oregon Joint Information Center (SOJIC). The Joint Information Center contains important and current information on the Taylor Creek Fire, Klondike Fire, Natchez Complex, Garner Complex, Hendrix Complex, and other major wildfires in southwest Oregon.
Interactive fire and evacuation maps. See a mapped overview of the fires and evacuation zones in southwest Oregon. Enter an address to see how close the fires are and whether it’s in an evacuation zone:
Southwest Oregon fires. See the following pages:
- Oregon Department of Forestry, Southwest Oregon District web page
- Oregon Department of Forestry, Southwest Oregon District Facebook page
- U.S. Forest Service — Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Facebook page
Taylor Creek and Klondike fires. See the Taylor Creek Incident Information System, Klondike Fire Incident Information System, or the Taylor Creek Fire and Klondike Fire Information Facebook page.
Natchez Complex fires in northern California. See the Incident Information System.
Garner Complex fires in southern Oregon. See the Incident Information System.
road closures and evacuation zones
Read the latest evacuation and road closure information from the Josephine County Sheriff.
Evacuees seeking assistance can contact the American Red Cross at (888) 680-1455.
air quality and face masks
Find the latest news on air quality in southern Oregon:
- Air Quality Index conditions and forecast for southern Oregon, KAJO radio
- Oregon Smoke Information
- Oregon Department of Environmental Quality — Air Quality Monitoring Data
For information about visibility at the Grants Pass Airport, 1441 Brookside Boulevard, Grants Pass, call 541-955-3392.
Rural/Metro Fire Department is giving free face masks to current members of Rural/Metro. Pick them up at the Rural/Metro administration office, 807 NE Sixth Street, Grants Pass, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, limit two per household.
If you’re purchasing a face mask, be sure it’s a N95 protective mask, which provides limited protection against smoke and ultra-fine particles. Everyday dust and fine-particle masks found at hardware stores are not designed to protect from smoke.
It’s recommended that anyone with a respiratory disease wear a mask and stay indoors to protect themselves from the smoke in the air. People with lung or heart diseases, such as congestive heart failure, angina, COPD, emphysema, or asthma are at a higher risk of health problems from smoke. Seniors and children are also more at risk for health problems when exposed to dangerous smoke.
- Southwest Oregon Joint Information Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-474-5305 (7 am to 10 pm daily), Tech Way in the North Valley Industrial Park
- Josephine County Sheriff Press Releases
- Josephine County Emergency Management
- Josephine County Emergency Management Facebook page
- The Daily Courier
- KOBI TV 5, local fire news
- KTVL News 10, local news
- KDRV Newswatch 12, local news
- KAJO Radio news, 99.7 FM, 1270 AM