Chetco Bar Fire
Joint Information Press Release:
August 20, 2017 4:15 p.m.
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Fire Information: (541) 414-4489, (541) 316-5816, (541) 247-3680, (541) 469-1177
The Chetco Fire has made significant movement on the northern end of the fire, moving rapidly west. Due to continued extreme fire activity, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office in coordination with the Chetco Bar Incident Management Team, have raised evacuation levels for the residence west of the fire perimeter.
NEW LEVEL 3 EVACUATION IN PLACE FOR ALL RESIDENCES BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF CARPENTERVILLE ROAD AND HIGHWAY 101, NORTH TO THE PISTOL RIVER, FROM THE PACIFIC OCEAN EAST TO THE CURRENT LEVEL 3 EVACUATION AREA.
All Current Level 3 Evacuations will remain in place. All residences above Da-Tone Rock a Level 3 Evacuation notice. Click here for EVACUATION MAP
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.
Residents in Brookings south of the intersection of Carpenterville Road and Highway 101 encouraged to be ready to plan ahead and leave at a moment’s notice. Brookings Police Department, Oregon State Police, and Curry County Search and Rescue is assisting the Curry County Sheriff’s Office with making notification to residents within the affected evacuation area. Please call the fire information lines provided above, do not call Curry County Dispatch.
Emergency Alerts: Displaced residents may relocate to the evacuation shelter at the Riley Creek Elementary in Gold Beach 94350 6th St. Gold Beach, OR 97444, (888) 680-1455. The American Red Cross is staffing this shelter. Residents should make arrangements to move property and livestock. Caged animals and livestock can relocate to the Curry County Fairgrounds (Event Center on the Beach); contact 541-425-1821 for more information.
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 on the EverBridge website.