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Report on Fires Near Salem
by Oregon Herald staff
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SALEM, Oregon - Today we saw a few areas be reduced from level 3 to level 2, see below. As levels are reduced, we want to remind community members they are permitted to return to level 2 evacuation areas, though they should remain prepared to evacuate should conditions change.  

Be aware that the following conditions persist within fire impacted areas and plan accordingly.

  • Gates Hill Road remains closed.
  • Numerous fire damaged trees remain near roadways and properties. These trees may fall at any time. Remain vigilant and be prepared to deal with downed trees on the road.
  • Watch out for falling rocks and debris in the roadway.
  • Do not approach downed power lines.
  • Drive slowly! Be watchful for personnel working in the roadway as road cleanup and utility repairs are still ongoing.
  • Keep a safe distance from septic tanks and other buried structures that may have been damaged in the fire.
  • All county parks located within the fire zone are closed.
  • Comply with roadway signs and instructions provided by road crews, utility workers and law enforcement.

 

 

Refer to Marion County's website at http://www.co.marion.or.us/fire for additional information about returning to fire impacted areas.

Current evacuation areas at 5 p.m., September 21st, 2020:

Level 3 – “Go”

Detroit

Idanha

Breitenbush

North Fork Road east of Pioneer Road SE.

Hwy 22 east of Mile Post 32.5

Level 2 – “Be Set”

Hwy 22 from Mile Post 16.5 to Mile Post 32.5

Lyons

Mehama

Mill City

Gates

Fernridge Rd west of Shellburg Creek Rd to Basil Hill

Crooked Finger Rd S of Hazelnut Ridge Rd 

North Fork Road to Pioneer Road, including Kubin Road SE

Pioneer Road SE to Hwy 22, including Hudel Road SE and Taylor Park Road

Level 1 – “Ready”

Scotts Mills

Areas east of Meridian Road, Davis Creek, and Victor Point south to the Marion County line