Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Springfield, OR 97477
Per Marion County Emergency Management
Level 2 Evacuation Notice for Breitenbush
Hot Springs resort area and a portion of the Willamette National Forest North of Highway 46
in the Breitenbush Drainage
Salem, OR – Today Marion County Emergency Management released a Level 2 evacuation
notice for the Breitenbush Hot Springs resort area and a portion of the Willamette National
Forest as described in the attached map. The area includes the Humbug and Breitenbush
Campgrounds, the Fox Creek and Cleator Bend Group Sites, and the Short Mountain and Bald
Butte Trailheads. The notice is in response to wildfires currently burning within approximately
two miles of the Breitenbush Hot Springs resort area.
A Level 2 evacuation notice alerts those within the evacuation area that there is significant
danger in the area, and that residents and visitors should either voluntarily relocate outside the
affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice.
There are currently several active wildfires in the North Santiam Canyon including the
Whitewater Fire, Little Devil Fire, and the Scorpion Fire which is threatening the Breitenbush
The Marion County cities of Detroit and Idanha are not included in this evacuation notice.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the region until 10 PM PDT Tuesday for significantly dry and
unstable conditions. Residents and visitors are reminded that a burn ban remains in effect in
Marion County. The ban prohibits all fires, including recreational, backyard, and fire pits in
parks and campsites. For specific questions, residents are encouraged to contact their local fire
To receive emergency notifications, including evacuation notices, in the North Santiam Canyon
sign-up for the Emergency Alert Program through the METCOM 9-1-1 Alert System at
For additional information, contact Marion County Emergency Management at (503) 588-5108.