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News Release
Evacuations Reduced to Level 1 on Vitae Springs Fire (Update - Evacuations Lifted) - 09/14/21

As of 5:00 p.m. this afternoon, September 14th, 2021, evacuation levels for the Vitae Springs fire have been lifted. Thank you to the Salem Fire Department and many other agencies who responded to this incident for your great team work.  To help receive emergency info residents can sign up for emergency alerts by visiting Marion Polk Alerts.


As of 7:20 a.m. on 9/14/21 evacuation levels for the Vitae Springs fire south of Salem have been reduced to a Level 1 – Be Ready status.  Fire crews remained on scene overnight to monitor conditions and will continue to do so throughout the morning.  The areas under a Level 1 advisory include the south side of the 4000-4300 block of Vitae Springs Rd S including side roads:

  • River Springs Dr S
  • River Heights Ln S

Level 1: BE READY for potential evacuation. You should be aware of the danger that exists in the 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.

Residents can sign up for emergency alerts through Marion Polk Alerts.

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