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News Release
Darlene Way Fire - 07/08/24

Released by: Lieutenant Jayson Janes

Date: June 25, 2024

Location: Darlene Way and Finley Butte, La Pine

Update July 8, 2024 5:00 PM*****

After consultation with fire managers, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is lifting all evacuation notices around the Darlene 3 Fire effective today.

Updated maps and information can be found at www.deschutes.org/emergency.

Numerous road closures remain in effect around the fire. The public is asked to respect these road closures as well as closures put in place by the Deschutes National Forest and Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management. These closures are in place to protect the public and firefighters working in the area.

UPDATE July 1, 2024 5:00 PM *****

After consultation with fire managers, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is lowering some evacuation levels effective 6 PM on July 1, 2024. These levels may change again as conditions change.  Residents should remain vigilant and stay informed about changing conditions.

Current evacuation notices:

Level 2: Be Set - All areas immediately surrounding the Darlene 3 Fire including areas east of the BNSF railroad tracks, north of the Deschutes/Klamath County line, and public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and United States Forest Service.

Level 1: Be Ready - Newberry Estates subdivision off of Rosland Road and the commercial areas east of Hwy 97 near Wickiup Junction including areas off of Drafter Rd and Rosland Rd. Additionally all areas bound east of Hwy 97, north of Hwy 31 and west of the BNSF rail road tracks.

All other areas under various evacuation notices have remained unchanged.

Updated maps and information can be found at www.deschutes.org/emergency.

Numerous road closures remain in effect around the fire. The public is asked to respect these road closures as well as closures put in place by the Deschutes National Forest and Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management. These closures are in place to protect the public and firefighters working in the area.

UPDATE June 28, 2024 12:00 PM *****

After consultation with fire managers, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is lowering some evacuation levels. These levels may change again as conditions change.  Residents should remain vigilant and stay informed about changing conditions.

The Newberry Estates subdivision has been reduced from Level 3: Go Now to Level 2: Be Set.  Residents should understand there is still risk and they should be prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice.

The residential area immediately north of Burgess Rd and east of the Little Deschutes River has been reduced from Level 1: Be Ready to no evacuation notice.

All other areas under various evacuation notices have remained unchanged.

Updated maps and information can be found at www.deschutes.org/emergency.

Numerous road closures remain in effect around the fire. The public is asked to respect these road closures as well as closures put in place by the Deschutes National Forest and Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management. These closures are in place to protect the public and firefighters working in the area.

UPDATE June 27, 2024 11:30 AM *****

After consultation with fire managers, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is adjusting evacuation levels. These levels may change again as conditions change.  

Level 3: Go Now evacuation levels include:

All areas east of the the BNSF railroad tracks to FS Road 9736 and FS 22 (Finley Butte Rd) and north of the Deschutes/Klamath Line north to just north of Newberry Estates subdivision.

Level 2: Be Set evacuation levels include:

Areas immediately east of Hwy 97 north of the line even with the Hwy 97/Burgess Rd north to include Drafter Rd area. (reduced from Level 3)

Industrial area on Russel Rd from Reed Rd south to the end of Russel Rd (reduced from level 3).

Areas north of Hwy 31 between Hwy 97 east to the BNSF Railroad tracks.

Areas north of FS Rd 21 (Paulina-East Lake Rd) to Paulina Creek west of FS 9736.

Level 1: Be Ready evacuation levels include:

Residential area immediately west of Hwy 97, north of Burgess Rd and east of the Little Deschutes River.

Updated maps and information can be found at www.deschutes.org/emergency.

UPDATE June 26, 2024 11:33 AM *****

Level 1 BE READY evacuation level has been issued for the area west of Hwy 97 north of Burgess Rd. east of the Little Deschutes River and south of Riverview Dr. 

 

UPDATE 6:57 PM *****

Evacuation level reduced to Level 2 BE SET. The area east of Hwy 97 south of Bassett Dr between the train tracks has been reduced from Level 3 to Level 2. 

UPDATE 6:09 PM*****

Level 3 GO NOW Evacuations for the areas east of Hwy 97 south of Drafter Rd. South of Bassett Dr. to Hwy 31.

Level 2 BE SET Evacuations for the area east of Hwy 97 to the train tracks from Reed Rd. south to Bassett Dr. 

Please continue to deschutes.org/emergency for the most up to date evacuation levels

UPDATE 5:38 PM*****

A livestock and small animal shelter has been established at the La Pine Rodeo Grounds with support from the Pet Evacuation Team. 

 

UPDATE 3:48 PM ********

Level 3 GO NOW Evacuations have been issued for the area east of Hwy 97 north of Reed Rd including areas off Rosland Rd. and Newberry Estates. 

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is assisting with a fire in the area of Darlene Way and Finley Butte Rd. in La Pine. 

Level 3 GO NOW Evacuations have been issued for the area east of the railroad tracks near Darlene Way and Ice Cave Rd.

Level 2 BE SET Evacuations have been issued for the areas east of Hwy 97 and south of Rosland Pit.

Level 1 BE READY Evacuations have been issued for the area east of Hwy 97 along Rosland Rd including Newberry Estates. 

A temporary evacuation point has been established at La Pine High School for evacuees needing support. 

Please avoid the area as there is a large amount of fire equipment working on this fire. 

For the most updated information please go to deschutes.org/emergency 

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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