Horse Creek Complex Announcement

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Horse Creek Complex Announcement

Increased Fire Activity on Nash Fire Leads to Level 2 (Set) Evacuation

Incident: Horse Creek Complex Wildfire
Released: 8/30/2017

Per the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office:

Increased Fire Activity on Nash Fire Leads to Level 2 (Set) Evacuation Notice for Elk Lake Area and Level 1 (Ready) Evacuation Notice for Lava Lake Area

Due to increased fire behavior and expected growth on the Nash Fire located on the Willamette National Forest northwest of Cascades Lake Hwy, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is issuing the following notices.
Level 2 (Set) Evacuation Notice for the following areas:
Areas surrounding Elk Lake and Hosmer Lake including: Elk Lake Resort, Elk Lake CG, Point CG, Little Fawn CG, Mallard Marsh CG, Sunset View Day Use Area, Beach Day Use Area, and Quinn Meadows Horse Camp.
Level 2: Means "GET SET" to evacuate. You must prepare to leave at a moment's notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntary relocate to a shelter or with family and 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 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 1 (Ready) for the following areas:
Areas surrounding Lava Lake and Little Lava Lake including: Lave Lake Resort, Lave Lake CG, and Little Lava Lake CG
Level 1: 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 movements 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.

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at:

The Sheriff's Office will continue to coordinate with the United States Forest Service and the incident management team assigned to the fire.

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