2020 Fire Season
Activity is winding down for the personnel assigned to Slater and Devil Fires. No evacuation levels are in place and no structures were lost in Josephine County, though several hundred were lost from the fires in California. The fire is holding in place and weather is projected to return to cooler, wetter conditions.
However, fire season danger is still Moderate, and restrictions and regulations apply. Also applicable are ongoing road or land access closures due to recovery or rehab work.
Written updates and other announcements will continue to be available on the Slater and Devil Fires Facebook page
, as well as the Incident webpage
All formal and informal shelter sites in Josephine County have closed. Residents impacted by Slater Fire evacuation levels in Josephine County continue to be downgraded and returned home as fire containment increases. Red Cross continues to provide shelter support for Jackson County residents impacted by the Almeda, Obenchain and related fire events. Call 211 for Jackson County-specific information. Happy Camp residents impacted by the origin area of the Slater Fire can find resources and support information at https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/.../slater-fire-assistance.
Report Yourself Safe and Well
The Red Cross also offers the Safe and Well website. It allows people to list their own status and allows friends and family to search for messages from their loved ones. The Safe and Well website is a free public reunification tool that allows individuals and organizations to register and post messages to indicate that they are safe, or to search for loved ones. The site is always available and open to the public and available in Spanish. Registrations and searches can be done directly on the website.
Registrations can also be completed by texting SAFE to 78876. Messages exist in both Spanish and English. To speak with someone at the American Red Cross concerning a missing friend or relative, please contact 1-800 Red Cross. You can also call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to be connected with your local chapter.
- Josephine County Emergency management: (541) 474-5300
- Josephine County Sheriff's Office (non-emergency): (541) 474-5123
- North Zone (Oregon) Slater Devil Fires Information Line: (541) 249-5117
- South Zone (California) Slater Devil Fires Information Line: (530) 324-2528
- Siskiyou County Information: (530) 841-2900