August 11, 2017 5:20 p.m.
Residents of Moore Hill Lane east of Steamboat are now under a Level 2 Evacuation Notice due to a fire in their area.
Sergeant Brad O’Dell of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says that change was made at about 4:40 p.m. Friday. That means residents in that area should be prepared to leave their home at a moment’s notice. The designation means there is significant danger and residents should either voluntarily relocate to another location outside of the affected area, or if they choose to remain, be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents may have time to gather their necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk,
A several mile section on Highway 138E from Moore Hill Lane to the Dry Creek area went under a Level 1 Evacuation Notice shortly after 1:00 p.m. Friday
Highway 138E is not closed as of 5:00 p.m. but crews with the Oregon Department of Transportation have placed variable message signs in the Steamboat and Dry Creek area. That starts about 13 miles east of Glide. The signs are ready in case a closure is necessary due to the fire situation. Monitor www.tripcheck.com for the latest on road conditions.
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