Evacuations Ordered Due to Fast Moving Head Fire

This is a developing incident. Medford Alert will continue to monitor and update this article as new information becomes available.

A rapidly spreading wildfire, known as the “Head Fire,” has exploded in Siskiyou County, leaving approximately 3000 acres scorched in its wake as of 8 p.m. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the fire’s size might be even greater.

As of 11:59p, Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation orders for several areas in the vicinity of the fire’s path. Residents in the following zones are urged to evacuate immediately:

Evacuation Orders

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-1236 (south of Hamburg)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-1120 (East of Horse Creek Road)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-1117 (South of California Highway-96)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-1007 (North of California Highway-96)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-𝟭𝟮𝟯𝟯 (South Forest Route 46n64)

Evacuation Warnings

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-1010 (North of Highway 96)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-1123 (South of Highway 96)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-3502 (North of Hi-You Gulch Road, McAdams Creek Road)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-2007 (North of Fort Jones Road)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-2004 (North of Scott River Road)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-2001 (South of Scott River Road, Scott Bar Mountain Lookout Road)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-1233 (South of Forest Route 44n04)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-1230-A (North of Elk Creek Road)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-1230-B (South of Cougar Creek)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-1114 (North of Grider Ridge, China Grade Road)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-1004 (North of Highway 96)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-𝟭𝟯𝟭𝟯 (South of Forest Route 45N19)

– 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗜𝗦-𝟭𝟯𝟭𝟲 (West of Wrights Lake Road)

The Head Fire is the largest among a series of wildfires believed to have been triggered by lightning storms that occurred earlier.

Air support has been ongoing from both air tanker bases at the Medford Airport. Including VLAT operations from at least one DC-10 tanker. Firefighters and emergency personnel are working to contain the flames and prevent further destruction. Residents are advised to heed evacuation orders and cooperate with authorities to ensure their safety and the safety of their communities.

Medford Alert will continue to provide further updates as the situation develops.

You can track this fire through our 2023 Wildfire Season partner’s Wildfire Aware app.

Source: SCOEM

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