RUCH, Ore. – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has issued evacuation notices for 35 addresses due to the Hendrix Fire near Hells Peak, southeast of Ruch.
More than 200 firefighters are working the blaze, which had burned 550 acres as of Wednesday morning.
The sheriff's Search and Rescue teams on Wednesday "began a door-to-door effort to advise residents of the evacuations and to provide information.
The following evacuation zones are now in effect:
Level 3 “GO”: Little Applegate Road to Wagner Creek Road, bordered by USFS roads 2040 on the north and 20 on the south. This zone affects two addresses: 16001 Wagner Creek Road and 23000 Little Applegate Road (Wrangle Campground).
Level 2 “BE SET”: The Dog Fork community, from Little Applegate Road to west of Yale Creek Road. This zone contains 31 addresses: 3975 to 4075 Dog Fork Road, and 3812 to 6969 Yale Creek Road.
Level 2 “BE SET”: Wagner Creek Road south of Wagner Gap to USFS road 20. This zone contains two addresses: 3434 McDonald Creek Road and 16099 Wagner Creek Road.
"No addresses in these evacuation zones have phone numbers or email addresses registered with the Jackson County Emergency Management Citizen Alert program, so no alerts will be sent," the sheriff's office said.
The Hendrix Fire started July 15, one of the 163 new fires ignited by lightning in Oregon since Friday.
For more information on the fire, visit the US Forest Service Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest website or the incident page on InciWeb