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Subject: Level III evacuation order for Obrist Road


(Definition: Level 3: Fire is in the area. People are to leave immediately. Access into the area is restricted.)


News Release from: Oregon State Fire Marshal LEVEL III EVACUATION ORDER FOR OBRIST ROAD

Posted: August 19th, 2013 3:21 PM

Oregon Department of Forestry

Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal

The Wasco County Sheriff's Office has issued a Level III Evacuation for residents on Obrist Road west of the intersection of Dutch Flat Road at Obrist Road because of Blackburn Fire activity.

This evacuation notice is effective today, August 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm.

An American Red Cross has established a shelter for displaced residents at Dry Hollow Elementary School located at 1314 E. 19th St. in The Dalles.

For information regarding the evacuation, please contact the WASCO County Sheriff's Office at 541-506-2580.



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