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 frequently.
Click for daily briefing videos about the Klondike Fire.
For wildfire information, contact the following:
- Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest: 541-618-2114
- Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest District: 541-474-3328
- Klondike West: 541-247-6789
- Natchez Fire: 530-493-1524
- Miles Fire: 541-825-3295
To report a new fire, dial 911.
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 Klondike Fire Incident Information System, Taylor Creek 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.
road closures and evacuation zones
Read the latest evacuation and road closure information from the Josephine County Sheriff.
Sign up for Josephine County Citizen Alert at www.rvem.org.
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.
- Oregon Department of Forestry, Southwest Oregon District
- 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