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DRY CREEK, Ore. – Evacuation levels have been downgraded for the Jack Fire, meaning only a Level 1 order -- the lowest of the three -- remains in place.
The Dry Creek community and surrounding areas are no longer under the higher Level 2 Be Set order. All areas previously under a Level 1 are no longer under an official notice.
Containment has surged to 50% as crews work to line the fire, which has burned nearly 18,000 acres.
Drivers should use caution along Highway 138 which was recently reopened.
Firefighters are deepening control lines north of the highway and are continuing to mop up and secure line. On the eastern flank, burnout operations are underway, and snags and at-risk trees are being removed to make roads safe.
South of the highway, crews are preparing control lines and burned vegetation on the west and southwest flanks. To the south and southeast, crews are clearing roads used as control lines.
Mop up and patrols continue around structures in the Dry Creek area and around Horseshoe Bend Campground.