Government Flat Complex Fire Update August 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Incident: Government Flats Complex Wildfire
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
OREGON STATE FIRE MARSHAL
Government Flat Complex Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELESE
August 18, 2013 @ 3:30 p.m.
LEVEL II EVACUATION NOTIFICATION
The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level II Evacuation notification for all of Reservoir Road and Upper Mill Creek Road because of Blackburn Fire activity. While about 70 homes are threatened, the Level II Evacuation Notice is for about 35 homes in the area.
At this time, no homes will be evacuated, however there is a high probability that an evacuation could occur. Residents of the affected areas should prepare for immediate departure in the event that a full evacuation (Level III) be declared.
When you hear the terms Level I, II, or III evacuation notice, remember “ready, set, go.” Level I means be aware of the fire in your area and start getting ready, Level II means make final preparations and get set to evacuate, and Level III means evacuate immediately—GO NOW.
If needed, the American Red Cross has established a shelter for displaced residents at Dry Hollow Elementary School located at 1314 E. 19th St. in The Dalles.
For more information, please call Government Flat Complex info at 541-298-9899.