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CEDAR CREEK FIRE EVACUATION LEVEL CHANGES: 09/12/22

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News Release from Lane Co. Sheriff’s Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 12th, 2022 10:58 AM

Lane County Sheriff Department

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office continues to work closely with the fire teams.  At this time we are able to reduce the following areas to Level 2 (BE SET):

  1. High Prairie area, including all of High Prairie Road, Brock Road, Bar BL Ranch Road, Nubian Way, Mountain View Road, and Huckleberry Lane
  2. Westfir-Oakridge Road from Westfir city limits to Roberts Road
  3. McFarland Road
  4. Oakridge north of Laurel Butte Road

The City of Westfir, and areas of the City of Oakridge that were reduced to Level 2 (Be Set) yesterday, remain at Level 2 (Be Set).  Many forest and road closures are still in effect.

 

Fire crews are still operating heavily in the area.  Residents are asked to be aware of increased fire related traffic, drive safely, and obey all road closures and traffic safety laws. 

 

An updated map of the evacuation areas is available at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/CedarCreek.

 

While every effort is being made to protect the communities of Oakridge, Westfir and High Prairie, it is possible that conditions may require moving back to a Level 3 (GO NOW) evacuation notice in some or all of these areas and that can happen at any time.

We would like to remind the public that Level 2 (BE SET) means that people should be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. People who have mobility limitations, specials needs or who are medically fragile are encouraged not to return the Level 2 (Be Set) area. People who lack access to reliable transportation and those with large animals or pets that can be time consuming or difficult to move are also encouraged not to return to the Level 2 (Be Set) area. 

 

Highway 58 currently continues to be closed from milepost 37 on the east side of town to milepost 70 at Crescent Lake as of the time of this writing.  Please refer to www.tripcheck.com for the latest information on highway closures.

 

Lane County Animal Services will continue to operate the large animal evacuation shelter at the Lane Events Center to provide a safe place to house animals from properties in Level 2 (Be Set) and Level 3 (GO NOW) areas.

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