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CEDAR CREEK FIRE EVACUATION LEVEL INCREASES – GREATER OAKRIDGE / WESTFIR AREAS MOVED TO LEVEL 2 (BE SET)

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Lane County Sheriff Department

News Release from Lane Co. Sheriff’s Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 9th, 2022 2:08 PM

Extremely hazardous fire weather conditions and increased fire activity have prompted another increase in evacuation levels for areas around the Cedar Creek Fire. In addition to all previously issued evacuation notices remaining in effect, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following evacuation level increases:

 

LEVEL 2 (BE SET) EVACUATION NOTICES HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

 

  1. The greater Oakridge, Westfir and High Prairie areas are now at Level 2 (Be Set), both incorporated and rural areas.

 

Level 2 means: You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice, and this may be the only notice that you receive to evacuate as needed.

 

Officials are asking residents to keep cell phones and any other devices used to receive emergency alerts charged.  Residents should also make sure that they have adequate fuel to evacuate.

 

A map of evacuation areas is available at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/CedarCreek.

 

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Public safety personnel cannot guarantee they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Continue to closely monitor your phone, local media and www.LaneCountyOR.gov/CedarCreek for information.

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