Chetco Bar Fire
Joint Information Press Release
September 4, 2017
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Fire Information: (541) 469-1177
Following the advice of the Chetco Bar Incident Management Team, and based on the current fire behavior, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office has expanded the area previously a Level 2 Evacuation Order to a Level 3 Evacuation Order to include all areas along the Carpenterville Road north of the Cape Ferrelo Road intersection to the Carpenterville Road and Bosley Butte Road intersection. 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.
The current Evacuation Map is available at: http://tinyurl.com/ChetcoBar-EvacuationMap
Brookings Police Department and the Oregon State Police are assisting the Curry County Sheriff’s Office with making notifications to all affected residents within the identified evacuation areas.
Displaced residents may relocate to an emergency evacuation shelter at the Nazarene Church 1600 Chetco Ave, Brookings, OR. (541)-600-6068. Travelers in campers and motels are asked to relocate elsewhere along the Oregon coast. Residents should make arrangements to move property and livestock. People with special health needs or other concerns should relocate during the warning.
The Sheriff’s Office is turning back public traffic at the Carpenterville Road and Cape Ferrelo Road intersection northbound. Travelers should avoid this area so that law enforcement and firefighting resources can respond to this emergency.
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 at: https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736723773#/login.