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Fire Updates Near Salem
by Oregon Herald staff
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SALEM, Oregon -Throughout the day today, September 23rd, 2020, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office continued to provide enhanced patrols in the areas impacted by the Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires in Marion County. As we move into the evening, a significant weather event is expected to arrive which will include heavy winds and rain. With the changing weather conditions, we anticipate there to be increased risks of falling trees as well as mud and rock slides in fire impacted areas. We know many of our community members are anxious to return to evacuated areas, though it remains unsafe to access Level 3 evacuation areas at this time. We are working closely with fire management officials from both the Beachie Creek and Lionshead fires, Oregon Department of Transportation, Marion County Public Works and other partner agencies to plan for the safe return to evacuated areas.

A Virtual Community Meeting regarding the Lionshead Fire will be held this evening at 6 p.m. see links below.

Facebook link:facebook.com/LionsheadFire

Zoom Link: https://usfs.zoomgov.com/j/1606494587

As of 5:00 pm this evening, evacuation levels remain as follows:

Level 3 – “Go”

Detroit

Idanha

Breitenbush

North Fork Road east of Pioneer Road SE.

Hwy 22 east of Mile Post 32.5

Level 2 – “Be Set”

Hwy 22 from Mile Post 16.5 to Mile Post 32.5

Lyons

Mehama

Mill City

Gates

Fernridge Rd west of Shellburg Creek Rd to Basil Hill

Crooked Finger Rd S of Hazelnut Ridge Rd

North Fork Road to Pioneer Road, including Kubin Road SE

Pioneer Road SE to Hwy 22, including Hudel Road SE and Taylor Park Road

Level 1 – “Ready”

Scotts Mills

Areas east of Meridian Road, Davis Creek, and Victor Point south to the Marion County line

Refer to Marion County's website at http://www.co.marion.or.us/fire for additional information about returning to fire impacted areas.

To see detailed current Marion County Evacuation Zones please visit: http://bit.ly/MCEvacZones

If you happen to live in fire impacted areas of Linn County, updated evacuation maps can be found at: www.LinnSheriff.org.