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.