Mari-Linn school turns into fire evacuation center in Lyons

School at Mari-Linn Elementary has been canceled for Wednesday.

Posted: Mar 20, 2019 7:35 AM
Updated: Mar 20, 2019 10:11 AM

LYONS, Ore. -- After a fire near the North Santiam State Recreational Area prompted Level 3 “GO” evacuations Tuesday afternoon, the Red Cross opened an evacuation center at Mari-Linn Elementary School.   

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Wednesday morning, twelve to fifteen families had made it to the evacuation center. 

Overnight, some evacuees parked their RVs in the parking lot of the school.

Early Wednesday morning it was determined that classes would be canceled for the day at Mari-Linn Elementary.

Fire agencies are scheduled to meet later on Wednesday morning to evaluate fire conditions, and to determine the evacuation level.

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