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News Release
Marion County Sheriff's Office Evacuation Level Update 1:00 pm at 9/15/2020 **Correction** - 09/15/20

***Correction made to clarify North Fork Rd is still closed north of Highway 22***


            As of 1:00 pm, on September 15th, 2020, evacuation levels are being updated for portions of the Mehama and Lyons communities, being downgraded to a Level 2 “Be Set” evacuation status.  Existing closures on Highway 22 will remain in effect due to continuing extreme hazards from falling trees.  As residents prepare to return to fire impacted areas, we want to remind them to be prepared for hazards they may encounter.

Current evacuation information for Marion County:





Mill City


North Fork Rd north of Highway 22

Highway 22 east of Highway 226




Mehama west of Highway 226

Fernridge Road west of Shellburg Creek Road to Basil Hill

Scotts Mills

Crooked Finger Rd and Moss Lane



Areas east of Meridian Rd, Davis Creek and Victor Point south to the Marion County line


To see detailed current Marion County Evacuation Zones please visit:

If you happen to live in fire impacted areas of Linn County, updated evacuation maps can be found at:

After the wildfire evacuation restrictions have been lifted, and residents are given permission to return home, many additional hazards can remain. Firefighters, local governments, utility companies, and road departments begin restoring fire damaged areas as soon as they can, but making the area safe for the public can take multiple days. Stay out of the evacuation area until fire officials tell you it is safe to return. It is extremely important to be aware of the hazards and know what to look for when the evacuation order is lifted.

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