Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Fire Updates from Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management


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.

Currently there are large fires causing large scale evacuations in Klamath, Jackson, Josephine, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Clackamas Counties.

There are a number of social media pages with information. As this is an extremely rapidly evolving and unprecedented event, information management has been challenging, but is getting better.

Sergeant Nathan Garibay, Emergency Manager

Special Services Unit

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office

Desk: 541-617-3303 / Main Office: 541-388-6655

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