OAKRIDGE, Ore. – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that evacuation levels have been lowered in connection with the Middle Fork Complex.
All parts of Oakridge and Westfir that have been at Level 1 Be Ready are now no longer under a formal evacuation notice. This includes areas on both sides of Highway 58 between mileposts 30 and 42.
Community members are urged to stay vigilant, as fire conditions can change.
Meanwhile, a Level 3 Go order has been downgraded to a Level 2 Be Set for homes, campgrounds and dispersed recreation along Forest Service Road 18 (Big Fall Creek Road) east of the intersection with Forest Service Road 1821, including Puma Campground and Bedrock Campground.
A Level 2 means significant danger remains and you should be prepared to leave from the area at a moment’s notice.
Firefighters working the Middle Fork Complex say that fire lines are holding, but spot fires are sparking up around the Gales Fire. Crews on the Kwis Fire near Oakridge are working on mop-up and repairing lines, covering up exposed ground to return the forest to a more natural state.
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