The fire, which officials reported had burned 13,994 acres (21.9 square miles) by Wednesday, was at one percent containment.
County officials issued evacuation alerts for people in the area.
Video posted by Oregon Forestry, which was said to be filmed Tuesday night in Josephine County, shows a fire whirl amid the blaze. Oregon Forestry said the footage “provides a glimpse at the tough conditions firefighters are facing” as they work to contain the Rum Creek fire. Credit: Oregon Forestry via Storyful