Evacuation levels lowered around Thurston, parts of Mohawk Valley

On Saturday evening, Lane County lowered evacuation levels around Thurston and in some parts of the Mohawk Valley.

Posted: Sep 12, 2020 6:02 PM
Updated: Sep 12, 2020 7:25 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- On Saturday evening, Lane County lowered evacuation levels around Thurston and for some parts of the Mohawk Valley.

In Thurston, Highway 126 to the intersection of Cedar Flat Road has been lowered to Level 2 Be Set. 

The entire Mohawk valley to the Linn County line has been lowered to Level 2. The area west of Marcola Road south of the intersection with Hill Road is now at Level 1 Be Ready evacuation levels.

The area east of the Mohawk River from Wendling Road to the county line remains at Level 3.

According to the county, areas that are now at Level 2 are still in significant danger, and residents should only access to the area to make additional preparations for their homes, livestock, or other animals. Residents should still be prepared to leave the area at any moment or voluntarily relocate.

The full list of current evacuation levels caused by the Holiday Farm Fire is below: 

  • LEVEL 3: Walterville Elementary east to the McKenzie Ranger Station, including all roads to the north and south of the highway.
  • LEVEL 3: East of the Mohawk River from Wendling Road to the county line, including Wendling Road, Paschelke Road, HIleman Road, Bunker Hill Road and Mohawk River Road and their connecting roads.
  • LEVEL 2: All residents from the McKenzie Ranger Station to Santiam Junction (Highway 126 and Highway 20).
  • LEVEL 2: Entire Mohawk Valley to the Linn County line.
  • LEVEL 2: Highway 126 to the intersection with Cedar Flat Road, including Cedar Flat Road, along with Camp Creek Road west to Upper Camp Creek Road.
  • LEVEL 1: Mohawk Valley west of Marcola Road south of the intersection with Hill Road.
  • LEVEL 1: Fall Creek, Winberry, and Lowell areas north from Hills Creek to Signal Point Boat Ramp.
  • LEVEL 1: All residents from Highway 126 to Bob Straub Parkway to Jasper Road east to Thurston Road where it intersects with Highway 126 north to the McKenzie River.

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