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News Release
CORRECTION: Archie Creek Fire Evacuation Level Update 09/11/2020 - 09/11/20

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore.A previous release stated that the Level 3 "GO!" evacuation had been lowered for the homes between Gassy Creek east to the end of Nonpareil Road. However, this is not accurate. The Level 3 between these two points remain in effect. 

However, the homes between Banks Creek Road and Gassy Creek are now a Level 2. 

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with fire officials are changing evacuation levels for the Archie Creek Fire as of noon today, September 11th. The community of Glide is being moved from level three (3) to level two (2), with the exception of Little River Rd, Bar L Road, Terrace and Upper Terrace Road and Lone Rock Road. Those roads remain at level three (3).  The road closure in Glide has been moved to the Green Bridge.  The Idleyld Park community remains in level three (3) evacuation.  Sutherlin evacuation levels are being changed from a level three (3) to level two (2) from Banks Creek Road east to Gassy Creek Road. Gassy Creek East to the end of Nonpareil Road

As of the time of this press release, there are no new fire evacuations. Sheriff Hanlin is committed to providing evacuated residents with enhanced patrols of the evacuated areas. Deputies and Troopers from the Oregon State Police are patrolling residential areas in an effort to deter and detect criminal activities during the evacuation period. Residents who have video surveillance or cameras, should call and report any suspicious activity they observe so it can be investigated. 

The Sheriff's Office has created a page on its website which contains maps of the current evacuation zones. The maps attempt to provide a visual of the most current evacuation zones by showing roads and specific addresses in some cases. The maps can be found at www.dcso.com/evacuations and are updated as quickly as possible.

The evacuation level descriptions are as follows:

LEVEL 1 "BE READY": Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement 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. ALL COUNTY RESIDENTS SHOULD BE IN THIS LEVEL OF READINESS AT ALL TIMES!

LEVEL 2 "BE SET": YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/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.

LEVEL 3 "GO!": 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 able to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home or any structure. THIS WILL BE THE LAST NOTICE YOU RECEIVE.

The following agencies are managing the local wildfires. Please log onto their websites, Facebook pages or call their offices for more information.

The Archie Creek Fire: managed by Northwest Interagency Incident Management - Team 9.

Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7176/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Archie-Creek-Fire-Information-120244459815292/

The French Creek Wildfire is still under the management of DFPA.

Website: www.dfpa.net

Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation/

The Thielsen Fire, near Diamond Lake is being managed by the USFS.

Website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua

Local Updates: At this time, please continue to monitor the Douglas Forest Protective Association Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation/

for a complete list of local wildfire updates.

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