Evacuations ordered due to wildfire east of Roseburg

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ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have issued mandatory evacuations because of a wildfire east of Roseburg.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said shortly after noon on Tuesday that people in homes, recreation areas and businesses on Oregon Highway 138 between mile marker 43 east to Eagle Rock Campground should leave the area immediately The highway is closed in that area.

Officials say the Jack Fire was reported at about 5 p.m. Monday and grew quickly because of the steep terrain, abundance of fuels and inaccessibility.

Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday afternoon invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act, which makes more state resources available to fight the fire.

Click here for more information on evacuation levels in Douglas County and click here for an interactive map.

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