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Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management wanted to take a few minutes this morning to update you as to the fire situation around the state and how it relates to Deschutes County:

• There are NO active evacuations in Deschutes County

• The Deschutes County Fairgrounds has been established as a Temporary Evacuation Point for those displaced by fires in the Santiam River Canyon (Beachie/Santiam/Mad Hatter/Lionshead Fires) and the McKenzie River Canyon (Holiday Farm Fire). The Red Cross is handling sheltering logistics.

• At this time, no congregate shelter in Deschutes County has been established due to COVID-19 concerns

• The Pet Evacuation Team remains on standby to establish large animal sheltering operations at the Fairgrounds if that need arises

• The Central Oregon Emergency Information Network (COEIN) has been activated virtually to support the dissemination of accurate and timely public information

• The Red Cross’ Safe and Well program continues to be an excellent way to find and connect with displaced family members.

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