BEND, Ore. - Location: Tumalo Reservoir Area, west of Bend, OR
Date: June 11, 2014 at 5:10 p.m.
By Captain Shane Nelson, 541-617-3386
Evacuations Levels will Reduce Tomorrow
Deschutes County I. T. has produced a link to a map that shows the current Evacuation Notice Levels, Interactive Map: https://maps.deschutes.org/custom/simple/index.html
*This map will be updated with any change in Evacuation Notice Levels.
The Skyliners Road area outside the City of Bend, will be reduced to a Level I Evacuation Notice effective tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.
- Residents returning to their homes should be aware of any additional fire activity. Residents should be cautious if they return home as there is only one main exit out of the Skyliners Road residential area.
Level I Evacuation Notices in effect will be lifted effective tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.
- The Saddleback Subdivision area to include some evacuated homes on Johnson Road, Tyler Road and Kuhlman Road.
- The area located south of Shevlin Park Road, west of Mt. Washington Drive, and north of Century Drive.
- The remainder of Northwest Crossing (east of Mt. Washington Drive), and the area that includes residents north of Shevlin Park and west of Mt. Washington Drive.
Sheriff's Office units are patrolling the areas affected by the Evacuation Notices. There will be additional Sheriff's Office and U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement patrols working this week and through the weekend.
There are still US Forest Service Road Closures in place. Refer to the Two Bulls Blog for information on these closures: www.centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com
FIRE INFO LINE/THE JOINT INFORMATION CENTER: 541-550-4888 (9 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
For SHERIFF'S OFFICE FIRE INFORMATION call 541-550-4850
Deschutes National Forest release, Wednesday 5 p.m.:
Two Bulls Area Closure near Phil's Trail to Reduce
Change will occur at midnight
BEND– As of midnight tonight the Deschutes National Forest Bend-Ft. Rock Ranger District will reduce the area closure that has been in place since Sunday in response to the Two Bulls Fire west of Bend.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. this evening (Thursday morning) closed Forest Service Roads that surround the closure area include:
- Forest Road 4601 North of the junction with Forest Road 4603
- Forest Road 4602 North of the junction with Forest Road 4601
- Forest Road 4606 North of the junction with Forest Road 4601 and South of the junction with Forest Road 4608.
Forest Service System Trails
- Mrazek Trail No. 32
- Tumalo Creek Trail No. 49
- Farewell Trail No. 26
This closure includes all roads and trails within the closure area.
For more information, contact the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District at 541-383-4000.
Red Cross closes Bend shelter
As of 5:30 p.m. Monday, the Red Cross shelter at High Desert Middle School has closed. Those in need of immediate assistance should call 888-680-1455. The Red Cross is working in collaboration with local and state agencies to remain ready to reopen the shelter should additional evacuations occur, and volunteers will be on standby to respond if the shelter reopens.
Red Cross volunteers will be conducting outreach in and around the Bend area tomorrow, providing wildfire preparedness information and assistance in downloading the Red Cross Wildfire App.
West Bend Middle School Groundbreaking Canceled
June 10th event may be rescheduled for later this summer
The new west Bend middle school groundbreaking event has been canceled, due to Level One and Level Two evacuation orders for portions of the west side of Bend.
The event was scheduled to take place at 10am on Tuesday, June 10th between William E. Miller Elementary and Summit High schools.
Shevlin Park closed until further notice
Bend Park & Recreation District Director of Park Services Pat Erwert said Sunday that, Shevlin Park is closed until further notice and use of all parks and trails within the Level I and II evacuation notice areas is greatly discouraged at this time.
(NewsChannel 21 also learned that Sunday's planned Dirty Half half-marathon in the Phil's Trail area was canceled due to the fire's proximity.)
AGENCIES ASSISTING WITH ROADBLOCKS /EVACUATIONS ON THE FIRE:
" The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
" Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue
" Bend Police Department
" Oregon State Police
" US Forest Service Law Enforcement
" Deschutes County Road Department
" City of Bend Public Works
Here is the wording of the three levels' notices:
AN ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS AREA
PERSONS ARE WARNED THAT CURRENT OR PROJECTED THREATS FROM HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE APPROACHING FIRE(S) ARE SEVERE.
THIS IS THE TIME FOR PREPARATION AND PRECAUTIONARY MOVEMENT OF PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, MOBILE PROPERTY, AND (UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES) PETS AND LIVESTOCK.
YOU WILL BE KEPT ADVISED AS CONDITIONS CHANGE. AREA RADIO AND TELEVISON STATIONS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO BROADCAST PERIODIC UPDATES.
IF CONDITIONS WORSEN, WE WILL MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO CONTACT YOU. IF YOU ARE ABSENT FROM YOUR HOME FOR MORE THAN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, PLEASE LEAVE A NOTE WITH YOUR NAME AND CONTACT PHONE NUMBER IN A VISIBLE LOCATION. AN ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE TO CONTACT YOU BY PHONE.
AN EVACUATION ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS AREA
CONDITIONS INDICATE A GOOD PROBABILITY THAT HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE APPROACHING FIRE(S) WILL SEVERELY LIMIT OUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY SERVICE PROTECTION. DANGEROUS CONDITIONS EXIST THAT MAY THREATEN YOUR RESIDENCE OR BUSINESS.
YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE
FIRE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL ARE WORKING IN THIS AREA TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT WHEN TO LEAVE AND THE ROUTE(S) TO BE TAKEN.
THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE
YOU WILL BE KEPT ADVISED AS CONDITIONS CHANGE. AREA RADIO AND TV STATIONS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO BROADCAST PERIODIC UPDATES.
AN EVACUATION ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS AREA
CURRENT CONDITIONS PRESENT SPECIFIC AND IMMEDIATE THREAT(S) TO THE LIFE AND SAFETY OF PERSONS WITHIN THIS AREA.
YOU ARE ADVISED TO EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY.
FIRE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL ARE WORKING IN THIS AREA TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON THE ROUTE(S) TO USE FOR EVACUATION
IF YOU CHOOSE TO IGNORE THIS ADVISEMENT, YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT EMERGENCY SERVICES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE. VOLUNTEERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE AREA TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE.
ROAD BLOCKS AND 24 HOUR PATROLS WILL BE ESTABLISHED IN THE AREA. RESIDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RETURN UNTIL CONDITIONS ARE SAFE.
AREA RADIO AND TV STATIONS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO BROADCAST PERIODIC UPDATES.
The Pet Evacuation Team is set up at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond. If you or anyone you know needs help, call Amanda Lowe-kokel 541-280-3102.
You can also contact Jamie Kanski of the Pet Evacuation Team at (541) 610-6628.