Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Springfield, OR 97477
Evacuation Levels Lowered in the Elk and Lava Lake Areas - 09/14/17
Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office has continued to coordinate with fire managers on the Nash Fire as well as the Deschutes National Forest. Due to current and expected conditions on the Nash Fire, we are lowering evacuation levels as follows:
Level 2 (Set) to Level 1 (Ready):
Areas surrounding Elk Lake and Hosmer Lake including: Elk Lake Resort, Elk Lake Cabins, 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 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.
The following areas are no longer under any evacuation notices:
Areas surrounding Lava Lake including: Areas surrounding Lava Lake and Little Lava Lake including: Lava Lake Resort, Lave Lake CG, and Little Lava Lake CG
This does not affect any area closures implemented by the Deschutes National Forest.
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.