Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
The Curry County Sheriff’s Office, working in cooperation with local fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and the Chetco Bar Unified Command issued a modified Evacuation Order,
effective 4:00 pm, September 13, 2017. This order applies only to those areas affected by the previous Chetco Bar Fire evacuation order.
Level 1 Evacuation Area Information:
The following areas are under a Level 1 Evacuation:
• Southern Curry County line at the sea front, north to the Pistol River area, including:
• Carpenterville Road and all intersecting roads east and west
• Gardner Ridge Road from the intersection of North Bank to Palmer View Road
• North Bank Chetco Road to Loeb Park, and
• South Bank Chetco Road to the Salmon Run Golf Course
Level 2 Evacuation Area Information:
The following areas are under a Level 2 Evacuation:
• East above Peavine Road in the Winchuck Drainage
• South Bank of the Chetco above Salmon Run Golf Course
• North Bank of the Chetco above Loeb Park to include Wilderness Retreat
• Garner Ridge Road above Palmer Butte to include Cate and Hazel Camp Areas
Level 3 Evacuation Area Information:
There are no Level 3 Evacuation order in effect in Curry County. Residents in the affected areas will see changes in location and staffing of traffic control points staffed by the National Guard in the coming days. These changes are made to reflect modifications to evacuation orders for these areas.
The Curry County Sheriff’s Office requests that traffic in the affected areas be limited to residents, essential services, and those engaged in fire suppression and recovery operations. For more information contact Chetco Fire Information at 619-894-9111. Forest Service Chetco Bar Fire Area Closures remain in effect. For more information on the Forest Service Closure visit: Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest Closure - Chetco Bar Fire Order No. 06-10-26-17-28: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd557210.pdf
Explanation of Evacuation Levels:
LEVEL 1: A Level 1 Evacuation means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.
LEVEL 2: A Level 2 Evacuation means “BE SET” to evacuate.
YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE
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, or if
choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.
LEVEL 3: A Level 3 Evacuation means “GO” Evacuate NOW 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.
THIS WILL BE THE LAST NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE
Entry to evacuated areas may be denied until conditions are safe.
Area radio and TV stations have been asked to broadcast periodic updates.