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9/8/20 Almeda Fire Update
Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2020

*Previously referred to as the Quite Village or Glendower Fire*

Current Status:
  • Evacuation advisories have been lifted for the Quiet Village area. 
  • Various local road closures may remain in place overnight so take caution on returning to your home. For updates on road closures and traffic go to tripcheck.com or call 511.
  • Very little active fire remains within the City of Ashland on the Quiet Village fire that began in late morning, but ongoing monitoring and spot fire maintenance will be occurring tonight and into tomorrow.
     
Be Ready! 
The extreme red flag weather conditions will continue through Wednesday night so please Be Ready! by preparing yourself and your family, neighbors and friends to remain ready to react and take action if needed.  www.ashland.or.us/evacuate is a great information resource to prepare for fire evacuation.
 
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Sign up for text and phone alerts from the City using the Nixle emergency communications system.  Go to www.ashland.or.us/nixle to sign up.
 
Background:
Late Tuesday morning, a grass fire started in the Quiet Village area of Ashland adjacent to the City’s wastewater treatment plant.  With extreme fire conditions and a red flag alert in place, the winds and lack of moisture caused the fire to spread quickly.
 
Ashland Fire and Rescue and the Ashland Police Department, along with Jackson County Fire District 5 were immediately dispatched and worked to protect lives and structures.  The fire quickly spread along the Bear Creek greenway and created significant spotting at Billings Ranch and to the property around exit 19.
 
Evacuation advisories were issued early in the afternoon for the Quiet Village area and continued on to parts of Talent, Phoenix and beyond as the fire continued to spread in the afternoon.
 
Oregon Department of Transportation controlled Highway 99 and I-5 closures throughout the day, expanding the closures and exit routes as the fire jumped back and forth across the freeway. For updates on road closures and traffic go to tripcheck.com or call 511. 

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