INVOCATION OF EMERGENCY CONFLAGRATION ACT FOR THE NORTH RIVER ROAD
FIRE IN JACKSON COUNTY
Pursuant to my authority as Governor of the State of Oregon, I
A fire known as the “North River Road Fire” is burning in Jackson
County, near the City of Rogue River, Oregon.
The resources necessary for protecting life and property from the
North River Road Fire are beyond local capabilities. Assistance with life,
safety, and structural fire protection was requested by the Josephine &
Jackson County Fire Defense Chief. The State Fire Marshal concurs with that
In accordance with ORS 476.510 through 476.610, I have determined
that a threat to life, safety, and property exists due to the North River Road
Fire in Jackson County and the threat exceeds the firefighting capabilities of
local firefighting personnel and equipment. Accordingly, I have invoked the
Emergency Conflagration Act.
These findings were made at 8:18 p.m. on August 18, 2011, and I
now confirm them with this Executive Order.
NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DIRECTED AND ORDERED:
1. The Oregon State Police and the Office of State Fire Marshal
shall mobilize fire resources statewide and coordinate with all appropriate
Fire Defense Chiefs for the use of personnel and equipment in accordance with the
Emergency Conflagration Act to suppress and contain this fire.
2. This emergency is declared only for the North River Road Fire
in Jackson County.
3. This order was made by verbal proclamation at 8:18 p.m. the
18th day of August, 2011.
Done at Silverton, Oregon this 22nd day of August, 2011.
John A. Kitzhaber
A. Kitzhaber, M.D.
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