September 12, 2017 4:30 a.m.
The High Cascades Complex of fires is now burning in over 72,000 acres.
The complex is now being managed as two zones. The West Zone consists of the Broken Lookout and Pup fires while the East Zone is comprised of the Spruce Lake, Blanket Creek and North Pelican fires.
On the Broken Lookout Fire, crews have made good progress preparing several forest roads. Mop up and chipping continued on the southern boundary along Forest Road 68. Helicopters supported protection of the Union Creek community by dropping water in the Woodruff Creek drainage to head off any potential eastward spread while crews continued to prep Forest Road 6510.
Area closures have been enacted for the Rogue Umpqua Divide Wilderness and surrounding National Forest lands by both the Umpqua and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forests. Forest visitors should familiarize themselves with the closures before they venture into the area.
A Level 1 Evacuation Notification is still in place for Union Creek in Jackson County and Mazama Village in Crater Lake National Park.