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Sweet Creek MP2 Fire

Unit Information

Western Lane District - Oregon Department of Forestry
87950 Territorial Highway
Veneta, OR 97487

SWEET CREEK MP2 FIRE EVACUATIONS CANCELED - SWEET CREEK ROAD REMAINS CLOSED

Sweet Creek MP2 Fire Wildfire
Closures – 9/6/2020

Effective at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, the remaining evacuation notices for the Sweet Creek MP2 Fire are canceled.

  • Sweet Creek Road - The Level 1 (Be Ready) Evacuation Notice is canceled.
  • Hadsall Creek Road - The Level 2 (Be Set) Evacuation noticed is canceled.

The evacuation notice for residents on Bernhardt Creek and Duncan Island roads was canceled on Friday, September 4. 

Sweet Creek Road remains closed between Highway 126 and milepost 3. While the immediate danger from wildfire has passed in that area, significant damage to the hillsides above and below Sweet Creek Road and the falling debris require continued closure for the safety of residents and other road users. 

Lane County Road & Bridge Maintenance will evaluate the condition of Sweet Creek Road during the next few days to determine whether the road can safely reopen. The road is expected to remain closed through at least the end of the next week. 

A detour has been established via Canary Road. The detour is signed and follows Sweet Creek Road to Forest Service Road #24 to Maple Creek Road to Canary Road, which joins Highway 101 north of Dunes City. 

Lane County Emergency Management would like to thank the Oregon Department of Forestry, Mapleton Fire Department, the Lane County Fire Defense Board, and the other responding agencies for their quick work to limit the spread of the fire and their continuing service to the Mapleton community. Lane County Emergency Management would also like to thank the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and Lane County Road & Bridge Maintenance for their support. 

For more information, including a map of the detour, visit www.lanecounty.org/sweetcreekfires.

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