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00000171-95d3-d2cb-a5f3-9fff6ded0000 Check here for information on fires in our region. You can also check out these resources:Northwest Interagency Coordination CenterSWOFIRE: Oregon Department of Forestry, SW regionCalFire: Current Fire InformationInciWeb: Incident Information SystemOregon Smoke Blog: Smoke informationSouth Central Oregon Fire Management Cooperative (Klamath/Lake Counties & Crater Lake)

Evacuation Order For Sterling Creek, Jackson County

The Jackson County Sheriff's office has issued a level 3--go immediately--evacuation order for homes along Sterling Creek Road near Jacksonville, due to an advancing fire caused by Sunday morning lightning.

Here is the statement, from the JCSO Facebook page: "Due to a wildfire, residents of Sterling Creek Road near Schlesinger Reservoir, east of Buncom, should evacuate immediately."

9:15 PM Update, Sunday from Jackson County Emergency Management: "Only residents between 7400 and 9400 Sterling Creek Road, even numbers only, which is the west side of the road, are being evacuated at this time. All other residents in the area should remain alert and aware of your surroundings!"

10 PM Update: "Fire crews have made significant progress on the Sterling Creek Fire and we don’t expect further evacuations."

Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.