ODF's Incident Management Team 1 arrived late Tuesday and assumed management responsibilities of the fire early Wednesday morning. The team, led by Incident Commander Bill Hunt, immediately began ordering additional crews and equipment to relieve local resources that have been responding to multiple fires over the past several weeks. The team is also supporting the local ODF district with other fires by moving aircraft and crews where needed.
A Level One (Be Ready) evacuation notice remains in effect for residents on Evergreen Drive and Lewis Road near Prospect.
The fire danger level on ODF-protected land in Jackson and Josephine counties remains at extreme (red).