The Anvil Fire grew significantly over the weekend. It’s burning approximately eight miles east of Port Orford near the Oregon Coast. The fire had grown to around 9,000 acres as of Monday morning, a 4,000-acre increase from Friday. It is 0% contained.
Evacuation orders and warnings are in effect for homes west of the fire along the Elk River to Highway 101. Residents can sign up for emergency alerts with the Curry County Emergency Management department.
Structure protection crews work day and night, using sprinklers and hoses to increase humidity, according to officials with Great Basin Team 4, fighting the fire.
The Anvil Fire is producing unhealthy air quality in southwest Oregon, including Agness, communities along the Rogue River and Gold Beach.
Fire crews report making good progress over the weekend because of favorable weather conditions.
The possibility of windy conditions later in the week could lead to increased fire growth, according to InciWeb.
A community meeting for the fire will be held Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the Sixes Grange Hall in Sixes, Oregon just north of Port Orford. The meeting will also be streamed live on Facebook.