Warning Alert

Wildfire: Emergency crews are responding to several expanding wildfires in Oregon, US, as of Sept. 11. Evacuations, transport disruptions ongoing.

  • Alert Begins 11 Sep 2020 07:29 PM UTC
  • Alert Expires 16 Sep 2020 11:59 PM UTC
  • Incident: Multiple wildfires
  • Location(s): Oregon State (map)
  • Time Frame: Indefinite
  • Impact: Evacuations, ground transport disruptions; possible power outages

 

Summary

Emergency crews continue working to contain several wildfires burning in different parts of Oregon State as of Sept. 11. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has issued a statewide state of emergency due to further threat of wildfires. Several counties, including Marion and Clackamas, have separately declared states of emergency. So far, at least 500,000 residents across Oregon have been forced to evacuate. Authorities have not provided an estimated containment time frame. While firefighters have made significant progress in containing the fires, forecast models indicate above-normal temperatures and windy, dry conditions will persist across the region over the coming days, which may hamper relief efforts.

Currently, many fires are burning across Oregon, but the most impactful are Archie Creek, Beachie Creek, Holiday Farm, Lionshead, Riverside, South Obenchain, Two Four Two, and White River. These fires have prompted numerous evacuation orders across the state.

Evacuations

Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation orders for residents in the following locations as of Sept. 11:

Douglas County

 

  • Dry Creek

 

  • Steamboat Creek to Little River Road in Glide

 

  • All of Little River Road

 

  • The end of Nonpareil Road west to Banks Creek Road

 

  • Diamond Lake

 

  • North Bank Road, Rivershore Drive, and Single Tree Lane (Evacuation Warning)

 

  • Nonpareil Road from the 4400 block to the 7500 block, including Fair Oaks Road, Fraser Canyon, Bonanza Mine, and Plat K (Evacuation Warning)

 


Marion County

 

  • Lyons

 

  • Mehama

 

  • Mill City

 

  • Gates

 

  • Detroit

 

  • Idanha

 

  • North Fork area

 

  • Brietenbush

 

  • Scotts Mills

 

  • Highway 214 north of Silver Falls State Park to Drakes Crossing

 

  • Stayton (Evacuation Warning)

 

  • Sublimity (Evacuation Warning)

 

  • Aumsville (Evacuation Warning)

 

  • Mount Angel (Evacuation Warning)

 

  • Cascade south of Abiqua Road north of Silverton (Evacuation Warning)

 

  • Anything south of Abiqua Road (Evacuation Warning)

 


Linn County

 

  • Upper Calapooia Road, Crescent Hill Road, Brush Creek Road from Highway 228 to the county line and all side spur roads off these roads near Holley and Crawfordsville

 

  • Lyons east to Santiam Junction

 

  • McCully Mountain

 

  • Holley and Crawfordsville

 

  • East Scio/West Lyons from Highway 226 at Richardson Gap, north along Cole School Road (eastern side) to the county line due east from the intersection to Camp Morrison Drive and north to the county line

 

  • South of Highway 228 between Nye Road and Brush Creek, south to Linn County line

 


Clackamas County

 

  • Redland and Potter Road in Oregon City

 

  • Unger Road in Colton

 

  • Wilhoit and Bird Road in Molalla

 

  • South of OR 211 between Estacada and Woodburn

 

  • Burns Road to Graves Road to Howards Mill Road

 

  • Barton to Eagle Creek

 

  • Estacada

 

  • Northeast of OR 224 including Bissell and George (Evacuation Warning)

 

  • Oregon City (Evacuation Warning)

 

  • Canby (Evacuation Warning)

 

  • Sandy (Evacuation Warning)

 

  • Mount Hood (Evacuation Warning)

 


Jackson County

 

  • I-5 and Highway 99 corridors from North Ashland through Talent, Phoenix, and up to the southern end of Medford

 

  • Below South Stage Road on the west side of I-5, and Campbell Road on the east side in Medford

 

  • Areas north of South Stage Road and Campbell Road up to Barnett, Stewart, and Garfield (Evacuation Warning)

 


Klamath County

 

  • Collier State Park and residences west of the State Park

 

  • Woodland Park neighborhood

 

  • Oregon Shores 1 neighborhood

 

  • The area north of the junction of Road 422 and OR-62, east of the Wood River, south of Crooked Creek between Wood River and the State Fish Hatchery

 

  • West of U.S. 97 near milepost 243

 

  • Oregon Shores 2 (Evacuation Warning)

 


Washington County

 

  • Dundee Road near Hagg Lake

 

  • Southwest Weaver Drive

 

  • Southwest Wildfire Drive

 

  • Northeast Brooks Lane

 

  • Northeast Jaquith Lane

 

  • Southwest Jaquith Road to Southwest Vanderschuere Road

 

  • Northeast Ellis Lane

 

  • Northeast Mountain Top Road

 

  • Northeast Bald Peak Road

 

  • Northeast McCormick Hill Road

 

  • Northeast Bryan Creek

 

  • Northeast Quarter Mile Lane

 

  • Northeast Chehalem Drive

 

  • Hillside Drive

 

  • Southwest Neugebauer Road

 

  • Southwest Buckhaven Road

 

  • North to Southwest McCormick Hill Road to Vanderschuere Road

 

  • East of Southwest Neugebauer Road to Highway 219 between Southwest Jaquith Road to Southwest Vanderschuere Road

 


Lane County

 

  • Walterville Elementary east to the McKenzie Ranger Station, including all roads to the north and south of the highway

 

  • Upper Camp Creek Road and residents past Wendling Road on either side of Marcola Road

 

  • Mohawk Valley north of the McKenzie River and east of Marcola Road, including Upper Camp Creek and Camp Creek roads

 

  • Mohawk Valley north of Marcola Road and Hill Road

 

  • Walterville Elementary School (Highway 126 milepost 15.25) to the intersection of Thurston Road and Highway 126

 

  • McKenzie Ranger Station to the junction of Highway 126 and Highway 20 (Evacuation Warning)

 

  • West side of Marcola Road from the intersection with Old Mohawk Road, including Hill Road north to the community of Mohawk

 


Additionally, authorities have shut down the Mount Hood National Forest to the public until further notice. Authorities could expand or rescind mandatory evacuation orders depending on evolving wildfire conditions.

Transport
The wildfire has caused transport disruptions in the affected areas. Several road closures and disruptions are ongoing. Depending on the progression of the wildfire, the status of nearby roads could change over the coming hours and days; authorities could close additional routes near the wildfires and evacuate more communities due to fire activity and the needs of response operators. Traffic flows could also be disrupted during re-entry periods after authorities lift evacuation orders. Low visibility from smoke and possible ashfall could contribute to traffic delays and congestion in the region.

 

Advice

Heed all evacuation orders. Seek updated information on road conditions if driving in the affected area; road closures and detours will cause increased congestion and delays. Individuals not under evacuation warnings should consider remaining inside well-ventilated, air-conditioned spaces to reduce exposure to smoke. Collect essential items - including identification and any important legal and travel documents - in a "go-bag" that can be easily accessed. Charge battery-powered devices in the case of prolonged power outages.