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The Waterman Complex is starting to impact more people in that area near mitchell.

The Crook County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a Level 1 fire evacuation notice to all residents in the Marks Creek Area. On Highway 26 East. LEVEL 1 is an  ADVISORY - the lowest pre-evacuation level.  People ARE WARNED THAT CURRENT OR PROJECTED THREATS FROM HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE APPROACHING FIRE(S) ARE SEVERE.
THIS IS THE TIME FOR PREPARATION AND PRECAUTIONARY MOVEMENT OF PEople  WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, MOBILE PROPERTY, AND UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES PETS AND LIVESTOCK.   The sheriff office says  IF CONDITIONS WORSEN, they WILL MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO CONTACT people in that area. people who need to leave their homes for a short trips are asked to leave a note with a phone number for the sheriff's office to call. 
 
 
news release from the County below:

 

 

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Michael Ryan July 16, 2014

Emergency Manager

Crook County, Oregon

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

EMERGENCY EVACUATION NOTICE

 

LEVEL 1

WATERMAN COMPLEX FIRE

AN ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS AREA

Location: Marks Creek

 

By Emergency Manager, Michael Ryan, 541-447-6398

 

The Sheriff’s Office is issuing a Level 1 fire evacuation notice to all residents in the Marks Creek Area. On Highway 26 E.

LEVEL 1

AN ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS AREA

 

PERSONS ARE WARNED THAT CURRENT OR PROJECTED THREATS FROM HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE APPROACHING FIRE(S) ARE SEVERE.

THIS IS THE TIME FOR PREPARATION AND PRECAUTIONARY MOVEMENT OF PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, MOBILE PROPERTY, AND (UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES) PETS AND LIVESTOCK.

YOU WILL BE KEPT ADVISED AS CONDITIONS CHANGE. AREA RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO BROADCAST PERIODIC UPDATES.

IF CONDITIONS WORSEN, WE WILL MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO CONTACT YOU. IF YOU ARE ABSENT FROM YOUR HOME FOR MORE THAN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, PLEASE LEAVE A NOTE WITH YOUR NAME AND CONTACT PHONE NUMBER IN A VISIBLE LOCATION. AN ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE TO CONTACT YOU BY PHONE.

 

FOR FIRE INFORMATION call 541-447-6398

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