News Release from Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 14th, 2021 5:43 PM
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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Sheriff Hanlin is announcing a reduction in the evacuation levels previously set as a result of the Jack Fire burning east of Glide.
"Fire crews have made significant progress and the threat level to the areas affected by the fire have diminished," said Sgt. Brad O'Dell. "Although the immediate risk to the areas has reduced, residents are encouraged to continue to monitor official sources of information to stay updated on the situation".
Effective Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 5:30 pm, the following changes have been made to the evacuation levels issued last week.
Level 2 or "Be Set" means there is significant danger that exists to the area and those within the affected zone should either voluntarily relocate outside of the area or be ready to leave at a moment's notice. You may have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at your own risk. This could be the only notice that residents may receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to make additional notifications should conditions rapidly deteriorate.
Level 1 "BE READY" means those in the area should be aware of the danger that exists in the area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and under certain circumstances, pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency service personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.
A current evacuation map can be found at www.dcso.com/evacuations
The Sheriff's Office will continue to work with county commissioners, fire managers and agency partners to ensure public safety.
Highway 138E remains closed as ODOT geologists and tree fallers are working to clear the highway of hazards for a possible re-opening by this weekend. Visit www.tripcheck.com for current information.
Residents who have been evacuated and can show valid photo identification proving their address may be escorted through the highway closure by ODOT personnel. Failure to provide proof of valid proof of residency, will result in a denial of entry past the road closure.