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Two Bulls Fire Evening Update

Incident: Two Bulls Fire Wildfire
Released: 6/8/2014

Two Bulls Fire Evening Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Twitter: @twobullsfire, #twobullsfire

June 8, 2014 1800 hrs Facebook: Two Bulls Fire- Bend, Oregon

Information Phone: 541-416-6811

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has ordered Level III Evacuation Notices for the following areas:

Saddleback Subdivision on both sides of Johnson Road.

Skyliners Road area outside of the City of Bend.

Level II Evacuation Notices are in effect for the following areas:

Area south of Shevlin Park, west of Mt. Washington, and north of Century Drive.

Level I Evacuation Notices have been issued for the following areas:

Remainder of Northwest Crossing (the area east of Mt. Washington Drive).

Residents in the area north of Shevlin Park, west of Mt. Washington Drive.

Displaced residents in need of a place to stay or other resources are encouraged to report to the American Red Cross shelter located at High Desert Middle School located at 61111 27th Street. Red Cross information can also be obtained by calling 541-382-2142.

A livestock shelter has been opened at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, OR.

Current Fire Information

Fire crews focused heavily on the eastern and southern portions of the fire today due to winds out of the northwest. Good progress was made there and night shift crews will continue to secure that area this evening. As additional resources arrive, there will be more of a focus made on the western flank tomorrow. The majority of the activity today was located in the northwest corner of the fire and burning in predominately brush and timber. Coupled with record breaking dry fuel moistures, concerns for tomorrow and winds forecasted to be gusty from the north at 15-19 mph. No structures or injuries have been reported to date. Structure protection task forces deployed under the Conflagration Act have been working predominately on the east and southern portions of the fire and will continue to focus in those areas tomorrow with concern of the wind forecast.

6,180 acres consisting of heavy brush and timber

250 homes under Level III evacuation

Public Information Meeting

An informational meeting open to all public and media will be held Monday evening at 6:00 pm at Bend High School, located at 230 NE 6th St in Bend. Fire representatives will give a current and expected fire briefing and will be available to address questions and concerns.

The fire is being managed under a unified command of Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2 (Incident Commander, Chris Cline) and Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Green Team (Incident Commander, John Ingrao).

Cooperators working the incidents include Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon State Fire Marshall’s Office, US Forest Service, Deschutes County Sheriffs Office, City of Bend, American Red Cross, Bend-La Pine School District, and Cascade Timberlands LLC.

Interested media should report to the Joint Information Center located at the Deschutes County Sheriffs Office located at 63333 Hwy 20 West in Bend, OR. Access into the building will be permitted by coming to the north door to the side of the main entrance and dialing the phone number located on the sign.


Evacuation Levels Explained

Level I (Ready)-

Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, and monitor local media outlets for information. Residents with special needs, such as those susceptible to breathing problems in wildfires or those with animals and pets, should take note and begin making arrangements to evacuate. For wildfires, smoke can often cause the most problems for residents, especially those sensitive to smoke. Evacuations at this time are voluntary.

Level II (Set)-

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. For those that choose to remain, they should be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. Access into the area is typically controlled by law enforcement. Law enforcement may also decide to not allow residents back into the area once they leave.

Level III (Go)-

This level means to leave immediately! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and your life safety cannot be guaranteed. Residents should listen to local media, and watch for emergency personnel who may be coming by to give further instructions regarding the evacuation.

Unit Information

Central Oregon District - Oregon Department of Forestry
3501 East Third Street
P.O. Box 670
Prineville, OR 97754

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