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Posted on: August 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Local Wildfire Update - Information and Resources - August 29, 2023

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LOCAL WILDFIRE UPDATE - INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

UPDATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2023


On behalf of the Douglas County Commissioners, in conjunction with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Wildfire partners we will be providing periodic local wildfire information and resource updates.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY WILDFIRE EVACUATION INFORMATION

Wildfire evacuations are managed and administered by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO).  If you have questions, please contact DCSO at (541) 440-4463.  Please monitor the interactive evacuation map at www.dcso.com/evacuations for the most up-to-date information.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY WILDFIRE INFORMATION MAP 

https://dcor.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=c1c9e876f2ed4e1fbfb2eae280b7c57c 

 

A FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT WILDFIRE SAFETY

  1. Be prepared and monitor evacuation reports from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at Https://www.dcso.com/EVACUATIONS  
  2. Evacuate if there is an order from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
  3. Monitor air quality reports on sites such as AirNow or Oregon Air. https://www.airnow.gov/?city=Roseburg&state=OR&country=USA
  4. Stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed, run your air conditioner and air filtration systems if you have them.
  5. Limit outdoor activities.
  6. If you are experiencing severe breathing problems or other medical issues, contact your physician or seek care at a local Urgent Care Clinic or for more urgent medical matters call 9-1-1 or go right away to an emergency department at a hospital.

AIR QUALITY INFORMATION

Due to wildfires in our area, we are experiencing a high volume of smoke in the air.  The air quality index (AQI) has been fluctuating between unhealthy to very unhealthy to hazardous range in the past few days.  Currently it sits at an AQI 153 (Unhealthy range) as of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, August 29, 2023.  Everyone should try to avoid, postpone, and reschedule physical outdoor activities, especially those with heart or lung disease, older adults, children, and teens.   For more information about smoke levels check out Air Now, a public service of the DEQ and EPA.

https://www.airnow.gov/?city=Roseburg&state=OR&country=USA


Precautions for inside:

  • Stay indoors and keep your doors and windows closed (unless instructed otherwise). 
  • Run an air conditioner if you have one but keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent outdoor smoke from getting inside. 
  • If you have a forced air furnace, set the fan to run continuously instead of 'auto'.   Check your filter and change it if needed. Use a filter with the highest MERV value that works with your system.
  • Use fans in each room to help move the air in your house. 
  • Avoid cooking foods that generate smoke (broil, frying, and similar).
  • Do not vacuum as this can stir up a lot of particulates.
  • Avoid using gas stoves as they contribute to indoor air pollution.
  • Do not burn anything in the house, such as wood, natural gas fireplace, or candles.

 Precautions if you must drive a motor vehicle:

  • Keep the windows up, if possible.
  • Maximize the air quality by selecting the ‘recirculate air’ option.

 Precautions for those with respiratory conditions:

  • Use your long-term control medications (like Alvesco or Advair) as prescribed.
  • Use “quick relief” inhalers to help with shortness of breath.
  • If you have oxygen, use it if you have difficulty breathing.
  • If you have a heart condition, COPD or Asthma, monitor for worsening symptoms such as trouble breathing, shortness of breath, a cough that won't stop, or other symptoms that do not go away.   If issues worsen contact your physician or seek care at a local Urgent Clinic or call 9-1-1 or go right away to an emergency department if it is a medical emergency.

For a DIY indoor air filter check out a video from our own Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer, on how to assemble here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCILKr3E8ss 

 

Find detailed written instructions on assembling a DIY filter in DPHN’s emergency preparedness publication, Umpqua Prepared which can be found at: https://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/emergency-preparedness/?fbclid=IwAR23NgNdpyikUykJymT-SiffgF_KWINjyXmZcTSXD6wvLwpLkaXS1ivf1GM

 

OHA also has some good information and a FAQ on wildfire smoke and health here: 

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/Preparedness/Prepare/Documents/OHA%208626%20Wildfire%20FAQs-v6c.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3ABsXSvCNbqaoWThQSsOYuU7tQBxjVYqpZHqavwx5gEMX2yQbivuYC_ZA

 

TYEE RIDGE COMPLEX WILDFIRE

 

TYEE RIDGE FACEBOOK PAGE & CONTACT INFORMATION

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident-information/or75s-tyee-ridge-complex  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tyeeridgecomplex

Phone: (541) 625-0328

Email: tyee.ridge.information@gmail.com 

#tyeeridgecomplexfire 


tyee ridge QR code 

Currently managed by:

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 1

Joe Hassel, Incident Commander

Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team

Ian Yocum, Incident Commander

 

Douglas Forest Protective Association

https://www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation

 

𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗘𝗩𝗔𝗖𝗨𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗧𝗬𝗘𝗘 𝗥𝗜𝗗𝗚𝗘 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗫 𝗙𝗜𝗥𝗘

Evacuations are managed and administered by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO). If you have questions, please contact DCSO at (541) 440-4463.  Please monitor the interactive evacuation map at www.dcso.com/evacuations for the most up-to-date information.

 

LEVEL 3 - GO NOW! 

Evacuate immediately remains in effect for the following areas: 11,000 block of Hubbard Creek Rd to the intersection of Millwood Drive, to include all residences in between these points. 

 

Level 3 – Go Now means leave immediately!   There is extreme danger in your area - evacuate now.  Leave without delay, it is unsafe to stay and threatens the safety of you, your family, and emergency responders. Your life could be in great danger. Emergency services personnel may not be available to help you if you choose to stay.

  • Do not stop to gather your belongings or protect your home. Follow your emergency plan.
  • Leave as fast as safely possible. Drive carefully. Turn on your headlights. Follow traffic safety warnings and instructions from local authorities.
  • Use www.TripCheck.com or call 511 for the latest road closure information.

After you evacuate:

  • View and monitor the interactive evacuation map at www.dcso.com/evacuations 
  • Continue to check for updates through local city and county websites, social media, TV, and radio.
  • Once you are safe, check in with friends and family.
  • Do not return to the area until public safety officials announce the area is safe.

LEVEL 2 - BE SET!

Be set to evacuate from the following areas: Hubbard Creek Road from the Millwood Drive intersection to Melqua Road and includes all residences in between these points.  All residences on Briarwood Road and All residences on Lighthouse Road.

 

Level 2 - BE SET to evacuate means: There is significant danger in your area - be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.  

  • Time to act - follow your emergency plan. Grab or quickly locate your go-kit of essential supplies for health, safety, and identification.
  • View and monitor the interactive evacuation map at www.dcso.com/evacuations
  • Use www.TripCheck.com or call 511 for the latest road closure information.
  • Relocate to a safe place outside of the affected area. Inform loved ones of your plans.
  • Stay informed and be alert. Continue to check for updates through local city and county websites, social media, TV, and radio.

 This may be the only notice you receive. Don’t wait to evacuate if you feel unsafe. Conditions can change rapidly. You do not need to wait for another evacuation notice. Make the best decision for your safety.

 

Level 1 - BE READY!

Be ready to evacuate from the following areas: All homes on Tyee Road starting at the 1800 block (Fanchin Lane) to the 6700 block (Intersection of BLM Road 25-7-15.0 or also referred to as Rock Creek Road). This includes all residences in between these points, including Fanchin Lane.

 

Level 1 - BE READY to evacuate means: 

  • Be aware of danger in your area and stay informed. 
  • Check local city and county websites, social media, TV, and radio for updates. 
  • View and monitor the interactive evacuation map at www.dcso.com/evacuations
  • Make plans and prepare to evacuate. Gather necessary supplies for health, safety, and identification.
  • Act early if you are older, have children, disabilities, or limited access to transportation. 
  • Consider moving pets and livestock early.
  • Plan possible evacuation routes. Use www.TripCheck.com or call 511 for the latest road closure information.
  • If you can do so safely, check with your neighbors and share information. Ask for help if you need it. Offer help if you can give it.

This may be the only notice you receive. Don’t wait to evacuate if you feel unsafe. If conditions change, you may receive a Level 2 - BE SET or Level 3 - GO NOW evacuation notice. You do not need to wait for another evacuation notice. Make the best decision for your safety.

 

𝗛𝗨𝗕𝗕𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗘𝗞 𝗥𝗢𝗔𝗗 𝗖𝗟𝗢𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗘

A road closure has been put into place on Hubbard Creek Road at Briarwood Road. Community members are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel through the area for firefighter and public safety. If travel is necessary, please reduce speeds and be aware of personnel, vehicles and equipment in or around the roadway. 

 

EMERGENCY ALERTS

All Douglas County residents are encouraged to sign up for emergency notifications through Douglas County Citizen Alert System at www.dcso.com/alerts. This system will be used to notify residents in an emergency.

 

𝗥𝗘𝗗 𝗖𝗥𝗢𝗦𝗦 𝗦𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗧𝗘𝗥

The American Red Cross and Douglas County Emergency Management have relocated the shelter operations for those displaced by the Tyee Ridge Complex. The shelter was previously operational at the Oakland Elementary School but relocated on Monday, October 28, 2023, to its new location at The Way Church of Sutherlin located at 1352 East Central Avenue in Sutherlin, Oregon. The shelter is available for anyone impacted by the Tyee Ridge Complex and is currently operational. 

 

ANIMAL SHELTER

Please coordinate all animal relocations with the Douglas County Animal Control by calling (541) 662-9322. 

 

Livestock and large animals may be sheltered at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Complex at 2110 Frear Street in Roseburg – (541) 957-7010 or Sutherlin Rodeo Grounds at 1045 Southside Road in Sutherlin – (541) 672-4882.

 

Companion animals may be sheltered at Saving Grace Animal Shelter at 450 Old Del Rio Road in Roseburg – (541) 672-3907.

 

𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗠𝗘𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚

The Tyee Ridge Complex management team hosted a community meeting on Monday, August 28, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the Roseburg Country.   Representatives from the Douglas Forest Protective Association, Oregon Department of Forestry, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Emergency Management, Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network were on hand to answer any questions. You can view the livestream video on the Tyee Ridge Complex Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tyeeridgecomplex

 

CHILCOOT COMPLEX WILDFIRE

 

CHILCOOT FACEBOOK PAGE & CONTACT INFORMATION

InciWeb: https://inciweb.wildfire.gov/incident-information/2023-chilcoot-fire-unf

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550481586772  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UmpquaNF  

Email: brittany.burnett@usda.gov

Phone: (541) 957-3200

 

Currently unified command with:

California Incident Management Team 12

JT Sohr, Operations Section Chief

US Forest Service, Umpqua National Forest

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA)

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)

 

Size: 921 acres

Containment: 0%

Location: Douglas County, Oregon – Umpqua National Forest - 3806 Road

Start Date: August 24, 2023

Cause: Lightning

Personnel: 400 (Between the Chilcoot and Ridge Fires)

 

EVACUATIONS

No current evacuations

 

CLOSURES

An Emergency Forest Closure Order (06-15-00-23-475) has been established. The order is in effect from Aug 28, 2023 – Dec 1, 2023. The full order can be found here.

 

𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗠𝗘𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚

There will be a Community Meeting on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at 7:00 pm for both the Chilcoot and Oregon Ridge Fires. The meeting will be held at the Glide Revitalization Center at 125 Wild Thyme Lane in Glide (behind the Dental office). This will also be broadcast on Facebook Live.

 

OREGON RIDGE WILDFIRE

 

OREGON RIDGE FACEBOOK PAGE & CONTACT INFORMATION

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550774488025

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UmpquaNF  

Email: brittany.burnett@usda.gov

Phone: (541) 957-3200

 

Currently unified command with:

California Incident Management Team 12

JT Sohr, Operations Section Chief

US Forest Service, Umpqua National Forest

Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA)

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)

 

DETAILS

Size: 221 acres

Containment: 0%

Location: Douglas County, Oregon – Umpqua National Forest - Boulder Creek Wilderness

Start Date: August 24, 2023

Cause: Lightning

Personnel: 400 (Between the Chilcoot and Ridge Fires)

 

EVACUATIONS

No current evacuations

 

CLOSURES

An Emergency Forest Closure Order (06-15-00-23-475) has been established. The order is in effect from Aug 28, 2023 – Dec 1, 2023. The full order can be found here.

 

𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗠𝗘𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚

There will be a Community Meeting on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at 7:00 pm for both the Chilcoot and Oregon Ridge Fires. The meeting will be held at the Glide Revitalization Center at 125 Wild Thyme Lane in Glide (behind the Dental office). This will also be broadcast on Facebook Live.

 

 

 

 

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