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Evacuation alert levels reduced on Green Ridge Fire

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Manager Sgt. Nathan Garibay announced Monday morning that the Level 2 (Get Set) Evacuation notices for residences north of Indian Ford between Green Ridge Rd (FS 11) and Fly Lake Rd (USFS 2050/2055) have been reduced to Level 1 (Be Ready) Pre-Evacuation Notice.

A Level 1 (Be Ready) Pre-Evacuation notice is issued for the following areas:

* Residences along Indian Ford Road from Highway 20 to Stevens Canyon Road.

* Residences east of Fly Lake Rd (FS 2055) to Stevens Canyon Rd (including all residences along Stevens Canyon Rd.)

* Private residences and campgrounds west of USFS 14 within the Metolius Basin in the Camp Sherman area.

* Residences in Jefferson County north of the Deschutes County line, west of Whychus Creek and the Deschutes River north to Lake Billy Chinook. This includes areas commonly referred to as Geneva, Grandview, Three Rivers, Air Park Estates, Perry South and Monty Campgrounds.

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.

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at:

www.deschutes.org/emergency.

For fire information, visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at:

http://www.centraloregonfire.org.

 

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