PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Thousands of structures in southwest Oregon are threatened as the wildfire burning along the Rogue River continues to grow out of control.

Despite containment remaining at 1%, the Rum Creek Fire spread another 1,220 acres overnight, according to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center. The wildfire now consumes 12,916 acres near Galice.

Officials said the flames pushed across containment lines drawn near McKnabe Creek, along the eastern edge of the blaze. Fire personnel has shifted focus to this area to battle slop-over and establish a new containment area.

Fire officials expect more spotting on Wednesday as conditions remain dry.

The wildfire reportedly spotted over the Stratton Creek and Ash Gulch lines on Tuesday, but officials said firefighters were able to contain the blaze in both areas.

NWCC reported that the fire threatened more than 7,600 structures and destroyed three structures.

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A smoke column built up from the Rum Creek Fire on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 (Courtesy: Josephine County)/

Residents in the area are still under evacuation notices. An interactive map found here shows residents of Jackson and Josephine counties what evacuation level their address is under.

The Wild section of the Rogue River has reopened.

Meanwhile, fire closures are still in effect for the west area of Interstate 5 and north of Taylor Creek Gorge.

Earlier in the week, officials warned the incoming heat wave and clear skies could create some difficulties for firefighters. Rising temperatures increased fire activity over the past few days.

More information on closures can be found here.