EUGENE, Ore. — The Pole Creek fire, six miles south of Sisters, has burned over 4,300 acres and continues to grow.
Neighbors gathered at Sisters Elementary School Monday night to hear from fire officials about the status of the fire.
Residents in the Crossroads Subdivision were given pre-evacuation orders, and they say they’re ready to pick up and leave if the order comes.
“So, you know, we’re all loaded up, our fifth wheel. Um, we’ve got food in boxes…all our family photos, things that really matter, and we’re just standing by, waiting to hear” said homeowner Robyn Holdman.
Firefighters say the Pole Creek fire is burning insect-infested trees, which combined with windy conditions is making for a very fast-moving fire.
Direct and indirect suppression efforts were implemented on the fire; crews were able to construct and establish containment lines on portions of the fire Monday night.
Forest Service roads 15 and 16 and the Three Creeks Campground remain closed.
For more information on the Pole Creek fire, click here.
Photo courtesy of ICP at Sisters Rodeo Ground