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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Washington- August 24, 2021
GREEN RIDGE FIRE - EVACUATION LEVELS CHANGE FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY
The Level III evacuation notice for the following areas has been reduced to Level II:
• Beginning at the north Umatilla National Forest boundary, from Tucker Road to the Garfield County line boundary. The west side continues to follow the west forest boundary south to where Walla Walla Rd and N Touchet Road intersect, diagonal to Midway Campground at Skyline Drive. It will continue east through the Horse Ridge Trail to the Garfield County line.
A Level II evacuation notice continues in the following areas:
• Everything northwest of Chase Mountain to where Walla Walla Rd and N Touchet Road intersect within Umatilla National Forest boundary.
A Level I evacuation notice continues for the follow areas:
• North of the Umatilla National Forest boundary following the Maloney Mountain Road turning into Hartsock Grade Road and follows east and south around the Garfield County Line back to the forest boundary.
LEVEL III - Red, GO! Means leave immediately. Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should leave immediately.
LEVEL II - Yellow, SET You should be alert and ready to leave this area at any time. If you are concerned about your safety or believe you are in danger, do not wait for an official evacuation order - leave immediately.
Level I - Green. READY 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.
To prepare for evacuation, you should arrange for transportation or other mobility assistance, relocate livestock or large animals out of the area, and pack essential personal belongings, medications, special dietary items, and infant-care items.
Evacuation Levels are evaluated daily based on current and forecasted fire activity. Again, the change in current evacuation levels is precautionary.
These evacuation levels will remain in place until rescinded by the Columbia County Sheriff.
Sheriff Joe Helm
Columbia County, WA