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Wednesday A.M. Update: Evacuations Adjust for White River Fire

Eleonore Anderson

There are over a dozen wildfires burning around Oregon, many of them fairly contained.

The largest one – the Indian Creek Fire – is in the eastern part of the state, burning southeast of the Malheur National Forest. It’s currently at 48,128 acres and is 75% contained.

The Sweet Creek Milepost 2 Fire is at 382 acres and 15% contained, southeast of Mapleton. Evacuation orders are in place.

The P-515 and Lionshead fires are burning on the Warm Springs Reservation. Combined, these fires are just under 12,000 acres. The P-515 is 92% contained and Lionshead is 25% contained.

The Laurel Fire is just under 1,300 acres and is 60% contained, burning in Wheeler County.

The Green Ridge Fire is at 4,338 acres, burning on the Deschutes National Forest and private land, about 12 miles north of Sisters. It’s 85% contained. With this blaze showing little sign of activity, control of the fire is being handed back to local resources. There are still closures in place for the Deschutes National Forest.

The Beachie Creek Fire in the Opal Creek Wilderness is 23 acres and 0% contained.

And, the White River Fire on the Mt. Hood National Forest is 15,356 acres and at 15% containment. Though some evacuation orders have lowered, several are still in place. For more information, head to our website klcc-dot-org.

The New Evacuation levels and areas are as follows:

Level 3 GO: remains in effect for Pine Grove from the area east from Bear Springs Ranger Station along Hwy 216 through Pine Grove to the intersection of Endersby Rd and 216, also included are all of Endersby Rd, Linns Mill Rd and Kelly Springs Rd. Hwy 216 is still closed from Hwy 26 to Hwy 216 mile marker 14.

Level 2 GET SET: All residences east side of Endersby Rd and East Side of Kelly Springs Rd to include residences on Hwy 216 east of the intersection of Endersby Rd to Hwy 197, also included area Victor Rd, Old Wapinita Rd, Claymier Rd, Val Miller Rd, Paulson Rd, Juniper Flat Rd, Art Morris Rd, Endersby Cutoff, Kelly Cutoff, Natural Pasture Rd, East Wapinita Rd, Reservation Rd, Walters Rd and Back Walters Rd has been lowered to Level 2 GET SET. Residences are urged to be prepared and monitor Citizen alert and Sheriff’s Office Facebook to do the Extreme Fire Behavior might require a change in Levels. Please use caution when transiting the area due to Fire Teams still actively fighting fires in the area.

Level 2 GET SET: All residences on Smock Road west of the intersection of Smock Road and Ayres Road to include all residences on Ayres Road on Barber Lane and Barlow Road have been lowered to Level 2. Please use caution when transiting the area due to Fire Teams still actively fighting fires in the area.

LEVEL 2 GET SET: for the area from Woodcock Rd to Driver Rd to the intersection of Smock and Ayres Rd to include Muller Rd remains at LEVEL 2 GET SET. Please use caution when transiting the area due to Fire Teams still actively fighting fires in the area.

Level 1 GET READY: for the area east of HWY 197 to include Old Wapinita to include all of Oak Springs Rd to the Deschutes River has been lowered to Level 1 GET Ready. LEVEL 1 GET READY: remains in effect for Maupin.LEVEL 1 GET READY EVACUATION NOTICE is in effect for the area of Pine Hollow, Sportsman Park, Wamic, all of Tygh Valley to Pine Hollow, east side Hwy 197, to include the beginning of Badge Creek Rd, Fairgrounds Rd to the Intersection of Shadybrook and Fairgrounds going east to Hwy 197, includes Davidson Grade Rd, Tygh valley Rd, Wamic Market Rd, Ross Road, Price Rd and Price Rd/ Ross Rd Intersection,  White River Road, Dodson Road and 3 Mile Road remain at Level 1.Please continue to stay out of the area to allow crews to continue work.

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