Columbia County Sheriff’s Office working with the Incident Management Team for the Green Ridge Fire in Columbia County has made the decision to issue a Level 1 Evacuation notice.
The notice encompasses all lands south and east of the following described area:
Beginning at the intersection of County Road 9233 (Tucannon Road) and County Road 1931 (Hartsock Grade Road/Maloney Mountain Road); south on County Road 1931 to the forest boundary; west and south along the forest boundary back to County Road 1931; then west along County Road 1931 to its intersection with County Road 1424 (at Eckler Mountain Snow Park); south on County Road 1424 (Kendall Skyline Road) to the forest boundary where Forest Service Road 46 begins; south on Forest Service Road 46 to the Midway Campground then east to the Columbia/Garfield County line; then north and west along the Columbia/Garfield County line to the point of beginning.
Level 1 - (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.
Columbia County residents can sign up for the Code Red notification. This notification system alerts residents of important or crucial time-sensitive information that impacts the county. Subscribers to Code Red receive a phone call or text message or both when there is an emergency that impacts Columbia County and its citizens. To subscribe click on the following link to be taken to the Code Red enrollment page on the Columbia County Website.