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Cedar Creek Fire Evacuation Level Changes: 09/15/22

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News Release from Lane Co. Sheriff’s Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 15th, 2022 11:55 AM

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 1 (BE READY):

  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

This means that all zones in and around the Cities of Westfir, Oakridge, and High Prairie have been reduced to Level 1 (Be Ready).  Many forest and road closures are still in effect.

 

Authorities would like to remind the public that fire crews are still operating heavily in the area.  Please steer clear of fire traffic and other heavy equipment that may be in the area. Residents are asked to 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.

Residents should be reminded that although evacuation levels are able to be reduced again today, it is possible that conditions could change at a moment’s notice.  Please stay informed of the latest information available.   

Level 1 (Be Ready) means that you should be aware of danger in your area.  Monitor emergency services websites and local news for information.  This is the time for preparation and the precautionary movement of people with special needs, mobile property and pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact via an emergency notification system. 

Please refer to www.tripcheck.com for the latest information on highway closures.

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 should conditions change.

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 2 (Be Set) or a Level 3 (GO NOW) evacuation notice in some or all of these areas and that can happen at any time.

Sign up to receive emergency alerts at lanecounty-or.myfreealerts.com.

Please continue to monitor www.LaneCountyOR.gov/CedarCreek for other updates.

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.

 

FOOD for Lane County Mobile Pantry

FOOD For Lane County (FFLC) is hosting a Mobile Pantry distribution in Oakridge this Friday, September 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Oakridge High School parking lot located at 47997 W. 1st Street.

FFLC will distribute pre-packed boxes of pantry staples, produce, dairy and meat. Everyone is welcome to pick up a box for themselves, or on behalf of a neighbor, loved one, or anyone else affected by the fire. These boxes are first come, first served.

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