SISTERS, OR -- Residents of the Crossroads subdivision, Edgington Road, Remuda Road, Peterson Burn Road, Wild Wing and Three Creeks Road are allowed to return to their homes, as of noon, Wednesday. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office reduced the evacuation notice from Level 3 (Leave Now) to Level 2 (Be Set) at 10 a.m. The Tollgate subdivision and Black Butte Ranch remain under Level 1 notice (Get Ready).
The Milli Fire is now estimated at 12,457 acres and 23% contained. It was sparked by lightning about two weeks ago.
The Red Cross will provide lunch and dinner at Sisters Middle School, and plans to close its shelter Wednesday evening. They will open an Emergency Aid Station Thursday, at the same location, to provide information, meals and a place to escape the smoke, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Another public meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Sisters High School.
Updated 11:30 a.m. with new map published by Milli Fire managers.