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Beachie Creek Fire

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Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Springfield, OR 97477

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Mill City and Gates Reduced to Level 2 with Specific Route for Entry

Beachie Creek Fire Wildfire
Closures – 9/18/2020

Mill City and Gates Reduced to Level 2 with Specific Route for Entry to These Cities

Evacuation levels for the Cities of Mill City and Gates are being reduced to Level 2 – “Be Set” at 10:00 a.m. Today, September 18th, 2020. In a level 2 evacuation area, community members are permitted to return to the area, though they should remain prepared to evacuate should conditions change.

As access to these cities is reopening, Highway 22 will remain closed between Highway 226 and Mile Post 29, near the west end of Mill City. The four mile sect...ion of Highway 22 between the cities of Mill City and Gates will be open for travel. Community members returning to Gates and Mill City will need to use the following travel route to access their residences and businesses:

- Highway 22 east to Hwy 226
- Hwy 226 turns into Lyons/Mill City Dr
- Lyons/Mill City Dr to SW Kingwood Ave
- Kingwood Ave to Gates School Rd
- Gates School Rd to E Sorbin Ave
- E Sorbin Ave to Highway 22

The areas immediately to the north of the city limits of Mill City and Gates remain at a Level 3 – “Go” evacuation status. Road closures will be in effect on Carr Road, Hudel Road and Gates Hill Road north of the city limits.

Current evacuation areas as of 10:00 am,

Level 3 – “Go”
Highway 22 @ Highway 226, east to Mile Post 29, including North Fork Road, Pioneer Road, and other roadways in this cooridor.

Level 2 – “Be Set”
Mill City
Fernridge Rd west of Shellburg Creek Rd to Basil Hill
Crooked Finger Rd & Moss Lane

Level 1 – “Ready”
Scotts Mills
Areas east of Meridian Road, Davis Creek, and Victor Point south to the Marion County line

To see detailed current Marion County Evacuation Zones please visit:

If you happen to live in fire impacted areas of Linn County, updated evacuation maps can be found at:

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