BROOKINGS, Ore. - Fire managers expanded evacuations Sunday evening near the Chetco Bar Fire near Brookings due to fire activity on the 108,000-acre blaze.
Here's the official announcement from the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, issued at 6 p.m.:
Following the advice of the Chetco Bar Incident Management Team, and based on the current fire behavior, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office has expanded the area under a Level 3 Evacuation Order to include areas along Carpenterville Road which lie north of Bosley Butte Road along Summit Ridge and north to Sundown Mountain.
A Level 3 Evacuation (GO!) means residents within this area should leave immediately. Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.
The area under a Level 2 Evacuation Order has also expanded. All areas lying west of the level 3 Evacuation area are now in Level 2 Evacuation. Level 2 Evacuation (Be Ready) means residents within this are should be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.
The current Evacuation Map is available at: https://tinyurl.com/Aug27EvacUpdate
Brookings Police Department and the Oregon State Police are assisting the Curry County Sheriff’s Office with making notifications to all affected residents within the identified evacuation areas.
Displaced residents may relocate to an emergency evacuation shelter at Riley Creek Elementary in Gold Beach 94350 6th St. Gold Beach, OR. (541)-600-6068. Travelers in campers and motels are asked to relocate elsewhere along the Oregon coast. Residents should make arrangements to move property and livestock. People with special health needs or other concerns should relocate during the warning.
The Sheriff’s Office is turning back public traffic at Carpenterville Road west of Summit ridge below Burnt Hill. Travelers should avoid this area so that law enforcement and firefighting resources can respond to this emergency.
Residents in Curry County who have a landline will receive emergency notifications via that number. For residents who do not have a landline, or want to receive notifications on a cell phone need to sign up for Emergency Alerts. Curry County residents can sign up for Emergency Alerts on the Curry County website, or directly at https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736723773#/login.