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Lane County officials issue "GO NOW" evacuation notices after Lookout and Bedrock Fires expand

Wildfire flames burn down the side of a mountain.
Willamette National Forest
Flames from the Lookout Fire as seen from Tokatee Golf Course on Aug. 14, 2023.

Updated 8/14 9:45 a.m.

Lookout Fire

On Sunday night at 10:21pm, the Lane County Sheriff's Office issued an alert that the following areas were being upgraded to a Level 3 (GO NOW) evacuation notice:

  • Taylor Rd.
  • North Bank Rd.
  • All areas north of Hwy. 126 between Blue River Reservoir Rd. and Drury Ln
  • Mona Campground.
  • Lookout Campground
  • H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Headquarters

A Level 3 (GO NOW) Evacuation Notice means to LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. Danger is current or imminent and people receiving notice should evacuate without hesitation. By ignoring such notices, emergency services may not be able to assist someone further.
The Level 3 alert concludes: "DO NOT DELAY leaving to gather items or protect your home. THIS WILL BE THE LAST NOTICE YOU RECEIVE. Entry to evacuated areas may be denied until it’s safe."

The following areas are on a Level 1 (Be Ready) evacuation notice:

Areas south of Hwy. 126 from Blue River Reservoir Rd. east to Foley Ridge Rd.

McKenzie River Dr.

Level 1 means people should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor local media outlets and telephone devices to receive further information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property, pets and livestock.

As of Monday morning, the Lookout Fire was at 1,202 acres, 0% containment, and with 235 personnel committed to suppression efforts. It was first reported on Saturday, Aug. 5 and lightning has been designated its cause.


Bedrock Fire

The Bedrock Fire has some Level 3 - GO NOW- notices in place.

The following areas are being upgraded to Level 3 (GO NOW) evacuation notice by the Lane County Sheriff’s Office as of 7:25 a.m Monday:

  • Peninsula Road east of Timber Creek
  • Big Fall Creek Road east of the intersection with Peninsula

There is a Level 2 (Be Set) evacuation notice in effect for:

  • Big Fall Creek Road east of Winberry Creek Road to Peninsula Road

    Peninsula Road along the south of Fall Creek Reservoir to Timber Creek

    Winberry Creek Road east of milepost 4.0

If conditions worsen, public safety personnel will make contact again using the emergency notification system.
The Bedrock Fire, first reported on July 22, is at 22,026 acres as of Monday morning and 20% contained.


Salmon Fire

The Salmon Fire is currently burning east of Oakridge.

There is a Level 1 (Be Ready) evacuation notice for all residents on High Prairie, McFarland Road, Westoak Road, Salmon Creek Road east of Oakridge, Oakridge north of Roberts Road, and all associated side streets.

The Salmon Fire is at 135 acres and 80% contained.


Evacuation Shelter

The Red Cross has opened a shelter for people and small, domestic pets at Lowell High School (65 Pioneer Street). 

Residents on a Level 2 (Be Set) or Level 3 (Go Now) evacuation notice who need assistance with large animal sheltering should call Lane County Animal Services at 541-285-8227


Lane County
Non-Emergency Call Center

A non-emergency call center was established Sunday and re-opens at 9:00 a.m. on Monday.

The non-emergency call center is 541-682-2055.

Lane Alerts

Residents are encouraged to sign up for Lane Alerts. Emergency alerts will be delivered to you at the contact information you choose, including telephone, text messages and email.

Emergency voice alerts sent from the County will come through as telephone number (541) 255-1577 on CallerID. You can dial that number if you would like to hear the last message repeated.