Hundreds gather at Glendale Elementary
Hundreds of citizens have gathered at Glendale Elementary after additional evacuations have been called in Douglas County.
Firefighters are working in 12 hour shifts and they have a tent city at the base of the mountain where they can watch the action up the hill as they take respite from the battle.
Morale is high and the men are well trained but they know they are in for the long haul. Many are comparing the firefighting efforts to that of the 1987 Silver Fire that produced six weeks of active and fanatic firefighting efforts.
Citizens in Grants Pass seem to have more fear in them over the smoke that has encompassed the valley than the citizenry of Glendale who’ve remained stoic in their unwavering faith in the firefighters who are protecting them.
An additional evacuation center has been established by the Red Cross at the Josephine County Fairgrounds for the roughly 50 homes that have been evacuated in the county.