Effective Noon 9/05/15: Evacuation Levels Lifting; Road Closures Continue
Incident: Grizzly Bear Complex Wildfire
Evacuation Levels Lifting; Road Closures Continue Effective Saturday, September 5, 2015 1200 hrs
Due to successful fire suppression and moderation of the weather, all Evacuation Levels for the state and private lands surrounding the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire have been lifted. There are no evacuations in place at this time. However, to protect public and firefighter safety, the Umatilla National Forest has an Area Closure in effect for the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness and some surrounding National Forest, and, on state and private land, roads remain closed to all people and activities except for residents, firefighters, and law enforcement personnel.
The written definition of the State and County road closure areas is: Roads are closed in the area north of the Grande Ronde River from the Umatilla National Forest Boundary to the Oregon-Washington state line; north of the Oregon-Washington state line to Washington Highway 129; west of Hwy 129 to the intersection of Hwy 129 and Hwy 100 at the Grande Ronde River (Boggan’s Oasis); north to the Umatilla National Forest Boundary.
Major closed roads include: · County Roads 500, 1212, 571, through the Wenaha State Wildlife Refuge · County Roads 194, 116, and 162 in the vicinity of Grouse Flat. · County Roads 100, 111, 121, 127 northeast of Troy.
Please refer to the Evacuation Level map for the area with closed roads. The map of the Evacuation Levels has changed from previous publications on August 23 and August 30, 2015.
The Umatilla National Forest Grizzly Bear Complex Closure Area also includes a map showing where it is prohibited to go into or be in the fire area and additional Forest road closures.
You can get updated fire information, including about Fire-related closures by calling Fire Information at (541) 437-0138; Hours: 7 AM-9 PM or by looking at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4511/