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Level 1&2 evacuation notices issued to residents in area of Green Ridge Fire

Due to fire activity, the Deschutes and Jefferson County Sheriffs’ Offices have issued Level 1 and Level 2 evacuation notices for residents in the area of the Green Ridge Fire.

A Level 2 (Get Set) Evacuation notice for the following areas: Residences north of Indian Ford Road; east of Green Ridge Rd 11 and west of Fly Lake Road (USFS 2055).

Level 2: Means “BE SET” to evacuate. You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntary relocate to a shelter or with family and friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. This may be the only notice they receive.

Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify residents if conditions rapidly deteriorate.

A Level 1 (Get Set) Pre-Evacuation notice is issued for the following areas: Residences along the south side of Indian Ford Road from Hwy. 20 to Stevens Canyon Road; residences east of Fly Lake Rd (FS 2055) to Stevens Canyon Rd (including all residences along Stevens Canyon Rd); and private residences and campgrounds west of USFS 14 within the Metolius Basin in the Camp Sherman area.

Level 1: Means “BE READY“ for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movements of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

"This decision was made after consultation with fire managers and authorized by Sheriffs L. Shane Nelson and Jim Adkins," Lt. William Bailey of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office stated. " We will continue to work with fire managers to ensure public safety and prevent conflicts between citizens and fire operations. We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of residents. Please avoid these evacuation areas and abide by any area closures issued by the Deschutes National Forest."

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at:


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