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News Release
Tepee Fire Leads to Evacuation Notices **Update as of 09-11-18/ 6:30 PM** - 09/11/18

Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

Updated: 09-11-18 / 6:30 PM

Firefighters have continued to make good progress on the Tepee Fire.  In coordination with fire managers, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is canceling all evacuation notices due to this fire.  For updates on the Tepee Fire and other fires in Central Oregon, please go to: http://www.centraloregonfire.org

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Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

Updated: 09-09-18 / 8 PM

Firefighters have continued to make good progress on the Tepee Fire today.  In coordination with fire managers, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is lowering evacuation notices due to this fire.  All areas that were previously Level 3 (Go Now!) have been reduced to Level 2 (Get Set) and all areas previously Level 2 (Get Set) have been reduced to Level 1 (Be Ready).  The previous Level 1 (Be Ready) evacuation notice has been canceled.

Current Evacuation Levels: 

Level 2 (Get Set):

  • All areas south of Forest Service Road 2015 (Ford Rd), west of Forest Service Road 2016 outside the forest boundary.

Level 1 (Be Ready):

  • All areas south of Forest Service Road 2015 (Ford Rd), west of Forest Service 23 (Spencer Wells Rd), east of Forest Service Road 2016 and north of the forest boundary.

Residents are asked to remain vigilant and ready to leave if conditions worsen.

A current map of the evacuation area can be found at: https://arcg.is/D9OPi

For information regarding the area closure enacted by the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger Districts for lands managed by the United States Forest Service, please go to: http://www.centraloregonfire.org/2018/09/08/tepee-fire-activity-prompts-area-closure-on-bend-fort-rock-ranger-district/ or contact the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District.  

Residents are also encouraged to register for the Deschutes Alert System, which is a mass notification system that allows us to send emegency notifications based on your registered address.  It is free to register and only takes a few minutes to sign up.  More information and a registration link can be found at: https://www.deschutes.org/911/page/sign-deschutes-emergency-alerts 

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Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is currently assisting Central Oregon Fire Managment with the Tepee Fire off of Forest Service Road 18 (China Hat Rd). 

After consultation with fire managers, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is issuing evacuation notices east of the fire in the area of Evans Well and the Millican Valley.  This is based on an increase in fire behavior and movement of the fire towards the east.  

Current Evacuation Levels:

Level 3 (Go Now!):

  • All areas south of Forest Service Road 2015 (Ford Rd), west of Forest Service Road 2016 outside the forest boundary.

Level 2 (Get Set):

  • All areas south of Forest Service Road 2015 (Ford Rd), west of Forest Service 23 (Spencer Wells Rd), east of Forest Service Road 2016 and north of the forest boundary.

Level 1 (Be Ready):

  • All areas east of the north/south section of Forest Service Road 2015 (Fort Rock Rd), south of Hwy 20, west of Forest Service Road 2017 (Pine Mountain Rd) and north of the forest boundary.

The Sheriff's Office will continue to coordinate with fire managers and will adjust evacuation levels as appropriate.  Residents are asked to remain vigilant and ready to leave if conditions worsen.

A current map of the evacuation area can be found at: https://arcg.is/D9OPi

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