Level 3 ‘Go Now’ evacuation notice issued for Bedrock Fire in Lane County
LANE COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - A Level 3 “Go Now” evacuation notice has been issued Monday morning for areas near the Bedrock Fire in Lane County.
A community meeting was held for the Bedrock & Salmon fires at 8 p.m. Monday night which can be viewed on the Bedrock Fire Facebook page.
The wildfire, which started July 22 near the Bedrock Campground about 10 miles northeast of Lowell, is estimated to be about 19,297 acres and 20% contained. It’s burning on rugged forested land in the Willamette National Forest.
Evacuation notices have been issued by the Lane County Sheriff’s Office. Those notices were updated Monday for the following areas:
Level 3 “Go Now”
- Peninsula Road east of Timber Creek
- Big Fall Creek Road east of the intersection with Peninsula Road
Level 2 “Be Set”
- 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
A map of the evacuation area can be found here.
A Red Cross shelter is located at Lowell High School, 65 Pioneer Street. People can bring their small, domestic animals to the shelter. People with larger animals that need sheltering should call Lane County Animal Services at 541-285-8227.
The Oregon State Fire Marshal has mobilized four task forces to the fire. The task forces are from Multnomah, Douglas, Polk and Washington counties.
“The next few days are going to be challenging with extreme heat, lightning, and red flag conditions in the forecast,” Oregon State Fire Marshal Mariana Ruiz-Temple said. “The Bedrock Fire continues to move out of the wilderness and is threatening nearby communities. Our agency will be there to support our local fire service partners.”
The cause of the Bedrock Fire is under investigation.
More details about the fire, including updates, can be found here.
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