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Firefighters triumphed in their battle to keep the flames of the Pole Creek Fire from breaking through containment lines this afternoon.  That was despite wind, heat, and low humidity.  The fire did manage to burn right up to established evaluation lines.  

 

Yesterday, the fire was very active and grew to a scary 15,000 acres.  Today’s estimate is not in yet.

 

Because of conditions, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office issued another PRE-evacuation alert this afternoon to residents in areas including Crossroads,  Edington, and Remuda Roads and the south side of the City of Sisters.  Residents should be ready to leave instantly IF an evacuation order is given.  Again…this is just a pre-alert.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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