Government Flats Complex Daily Fire Update-Weds, August 21, 2013 @ 2 P.m
Incident: Government Flats Complex Wildfire
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
OREGON STATE FIRE MARSHAL
Government Flat Complex Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2013 @ 3 PM
LEVEL II EVACUATION ORDER FOR WELLS ROAD
This evacuation notice is effective today, August 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm.
The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level II Evacuation notification for residents on Wells Road because of current Blackburn Fire activity.
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 and set to evacuate, and Level III means evacuate immediately—GO NOW.
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. Please register on their Safe and Well program either at the center or on line at www.redcross.org. Their public number is (888) 680-1455.
For information regarding the evacuation, please contact the WASCO County Sheriff’s Office at 541-506-2580 during business hours.
For fire information, please call Government Flat Complex Fire info at 541-298-9899.
Current Level III evacuation status for the area from 6522 Mill Creek Road west to 9595 Upper Mill Creek Road and all of Reservoir Road remains in effect.