UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE
The Jackson County Sheriff’s office will issue a formal news release today at 2:00 p.m. regarding a possible change in our evacuation status.
The predicted strong winds did not materialize Sunday which helped with the spread of fire. However, dense smoke remains in the area and inhibits air support.
The Fire Incident Management Team stated in this morning’s update that containment is 20%. Equipment is being used to contain lines and mop up to reinforce the perimeter. Fire personnel continue to secure lines and watch for spot fires. So when we are able to return to our homes, be mindful of their presence and avoid impeding the crucial work they are doing.
The Fire Incident Management Team also warned that to keep first responders and the community safe and healthy, we should continue to follow the appropriate recommendations to protect ourselves and others against the coronavirus.
So far, Shady Cove has been able to escape a potential disaster and we need to focus on helping our neighbors and our community to complete the restoration process. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to those who have brought our City through this potentially tragic incident with only minor damage and inconvenience.
Mayor Lena Richardson