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McCaffery Road Fire (Photo) - 07/11/24

MCCAFFERY FIRE UPDATE

Release By: Sergeant Jason Wall

Release Date: July 11, 2024

*****Update July 11, 2024 12:00 PM*****

After consultation with fire managers the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Crook County Sheriff’s Office are lifting all evacuation notices around the McCaffery Fire effective at 5:00pm today.

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

Please continue to be engaged and vigilant of what is happening in your surrounding areas.

Please refer to the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management for information regarding road and area closures.

***** END OF UPDATE*****

 

Released by: Sergeant Nathan Garibay

Date: July 9, 2024

Location: McCaffery Fire

UPDATE July 9, 2024 08:30 AM *****

Due to continued progress on the McCaffery Fire, both Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Crook County Sheriff's Office are reducing evacuation levels from Level 2: Be Set to Level 1: Be Ready for the following areas:

Level 2: Bet Set has been reduced to Level 1: Be Ready for the areas on Sunny Sage Rd. off of McCaffery Rd. in Deschutes County 

Level 2: Bet Set has been reduced to Level 1: Be Ready for the area of west Powell Butte Estates and the area to the south to Powell Butte Hwy. in Crook County.

Level 1: Be Ready means you should be ready to evacuate if conditions worsen. Stay informed and monitor local media, official news and social media sites, and prepare your vehicle and family for evacuation.

Current evacuation maps can be found at www.deschutes.org/emergency.

Residents and landowners on Sunny Sage and SE McCaffery Rd in Deschutes County will only be able to access their property via Sherman Rd from Hwy 126 (just past the Redmond Airport). Residents and landowners please only travel on Sherman Rd to McCaffery to Sunny Sage. 

Please do not travel on any roads other than Sherman Rd, McCaffery, and Sunny Sage. McCaffery Rd is closed east of Sunny Sage.

 

Released by: Sergeant Nathan Garibay

Date: July 6, 2024

Location: McCaffery Fire

UPDATE July 7, 2024 6:00 PM*****

The Level 3: Go Now evacuation notices for SE McCaffery Rd and SE Sunny Sage Way in Deschutes County will be lowered to Level 2: Be Set effective 6 PM tonight.

Current evacuation notices are:

Level 2: Be Set

West Powell Butte Estates and the area south towards Powell Butte Hwy in Crook County.

The private land off of SE Sunny Sage Way and SE McCaffery Rd in Deschutes County.

Level 2: Means “BE SET” to evacuate. You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntary relocate to a shelter or with family and friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. This may be the only notice you receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.

Road Closures:

Calvary Way between Hwy 126 and McCafferty Rd in Crook County.

Sherman Rd and SE McCaffery Rd in Deschutes County.

Access for returning residents:

Residents and landowners on Sunny Sage Way and SE McCaffery Rd in Deschutes County will only be able to access their property via Sherman Rd from Hwy 126 (just past the Redmond Airport).  Security will be on site to ensure only residents and landowners will be allowed into the area as surrounding lands managed by the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management are closed. Residents and landowners please only travel on Sherman Rd to McCaffery to Sunny Sage Way. 

For information on evacuation maps and road closures, go to www.deschutes.org/emergency.

 

UPDATE July 6, 2024 10:00 PM*****

Level 3: Go Now will remain in efect for the areas on Sunny Sage Rd. off of McCaffery Rd. in Deschutes County 

Level 3 has been reduced to Level 2: Be Set for the area of west Powell Butte Estates and the area to the south to Powell Butte Hwy. in Crook County.

Level 2 means Be Set: 

Be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Find resources at www.deschutes.org/emergency. Monitor local social media, TV, radio, and telephone devices. Act early if there is any reason you might need extra time. Leave right away if you feel you are in immediate danger. 

If conditions change quickly, this may be the only alert you receive. 

 

Released by: Rachelle Brookins, Emergency Services Coordinator

Date: July 6, 2024 at 5:07pm

Due to fire activity in the area of McCaffery and Sherman Rd. the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Crook County Sheriff's Office has issued the following evacuation notices.

Level 3 (Go Now!) Evacuation notice is issued for the following areas: 

All residences on Sunny Sage Rd. off of McCaffery Rd. in Deschutes County.

West Powell Butte Estates and the area to the south to Powell Butte Hwy. 

Level 3: means “GO” evacuate now. Leave immediately! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. This will be the last notice you receive.

A Temporary Evacuation Point is being established at the Powell Butte Church. 

Large animals can be sheltered at the Crook County Fairgrounds.

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at:

https://deschutes.org/emergency

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire information site at:

www.centraloregonfire.org

Make sure you are registered for Deschutes Alerts to receive evacuation and emergency alert and warnings in your area by going to:

www.deschutesalerts.org

 

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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