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Evacuation orders lowered for parts of Idleyld Park

Hazardous conditions continue, and people will not be allowed past the road block at Idleyld Trading Post at this time.

Posted: Sep 13, 2020 12:34 PM
Updated: Sep 13, 2020 12:53 PM

IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office announced Sunday the reduction in evacuation orders for parts of Idleyld Park.

Starting at noon, residents living east of the Green Bridge in Glide upriver to the Narrows Wayside (Idleyld Trading Post) have been moved from Level 3 to Level 2, which means be set. 

The Oregon Department of Transportation and law enforcement are not able to allow anyone past the road block at Idleyld Trading Post due to hazardous conditions that exist beyond the closure. ODOT crews and Oregon State Police will continue to assess and clear hazards. 

Residents living on Lone Rock Road and Terrace Drive have also been downgraded to a Level 2. 

"The reduction in these areas does not mean that the danger is gone. Residents, if deciding to return, must continue to monitor official sources of information and be prepared to leave at a moment's notice if the situation changes," said Sgt. Brad O'Dell. "Something residents should also be aware of is the current hazardous air quality in the area. Those with heart or lung health conditions, young children and those who are elderly should really take caution with the smoke."

Authorities said wildfire smoke has created very hazardous air quality conditions in Douglas County. At 10 a.m., the air quality index in Roseburg was 576. The top 10 cities worldwide average 110 to 160.

“We are experiencing extremely hazardous air conditions in the Umpqua Valley, due to wildfire smoke. Please take precautions to stay inside, filter your air flow inside when you can, don’t exercise outside and watch for respiratory distress. Please take special care of those loved ones with underlying lung or heart conditions, monitor air conditions throughout the day and do your best to stay inside until conditions improve,” said Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Heath Officer.

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